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

I like to put everything under a layer of glass. If only to have the guarantee water proofing on the wood. It is also possible to make things very stiff and light if you put a layer of fabric over wood.

Much of the time it is likely overkill for what we do with our kayaks, but I am also an advocate of belts and suspenders.

Another 30 minutes of effort while building the boat for a reasonable assurance that you've made the thing bombproof seems like a good investment to me.