|Edging the coaming|
|Up to this
point in the project, it seems the coaming is the most
complex and time consuming area on the whole boat!
Many hours have been realised and there's still a few to go before it is finished.
The elbow falling down to meet the small angle to aft
aft section of split pipe in the photo to left probably
wasn't a good idea as the excess had to be trimmed off to
the point that very little of the piece was actually
used. A larger diameter pipe would have been better, but
also a waste because the rest we couldn't use anywhere
Gena was worried about how much welding this is going to be hehe.
The peice of elbow pipe worked great
on the outer edge of the coaming, but as for the inner
edge, in the corner of the seatbacks, it was too small. A
much larger elbow would have been required.
|Below is a
photo of the specially modified pipe clamps holding on a
guide for splitting the pipe 4 ways.
I cut the pipe leaving 3 or 4 small sections intact, then ( my favorite part! ) Pick the pipe up and drop it and it breaks into 4 pieces...well it looks cool when I do it ! :o)
Coaming corners, edging, and some welding.