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Coaming screws

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So I am now going to attach the coaming.  I do have one question:

I have the bottom section of the plywood coaming under the skin.  The holes in the plywood sections have all been pre drilled.  However, I will never get screws in the bow and stern section of the coaming as there are fuselage sections that are in the way of getting the screws in, much less screwing them in.  Suggestions?

 

KJ Lummis

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Screws go left and right of center just enough to get screws in at the front and back.  There will be enough clamping force. 

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Assume you coming from the bottom? With a helper sometimes you can move the coaming over enough to put them in. But it is just hard to do from the bottom but it looks much better when you get it done.

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Or, do it the easy way and drive screws from the top. I think that the screw heads look fine. Photos are of my Ravenswood. 

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I made laminated combings for all my boats.  After reading this forum since the start I would probably screw from the top too.  Well placed screws, carefully sunk to the same depth don't bother me at all.  There is beauty in function but not always function in beauty.

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