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Re: S&G: Do you glass your wood coamings?

Like you I mostly make glass coaming but I do glass wood coamings when I make them. The cockpit is the weak part of the boat and you want to make sure the coaming is attached well to add strength. Also I pick my kayak up by the coaming and the coaming gets plenty of abuse. It is a simple smart thing to do unless light weight is critical.