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Building a Fishing Kayak Cooler #11: Fitting the Lid

05-06-2019 06:57 PM by DustyMark | 0 comments »

I decided to fit the lid before fiberglassing it and coating it with epoxy. I fitted the handles as well. Plane 3/16” spacers to set the hinge gap. The compression of the weatherstripping was perfect for this application. I used these same stainless steel hinges in my teardrop camper build. I installed the hinges closer to the outside edge than I had planned. It seemed this would be sturdier with the force of compressing the weatherstripping along the outside edges. I...

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Building a Fishing Kayak Cooler #8: Installing the Ceiling and Feathering the Fiberglass Tape

05-03-2019 06:00 PM by DustyMark | 0 comments »

Installing the Ceiling I fiberglassed the ceiling before installing it since it’s a small area to work in. The back side of the panel is glued in with foam adhesive. The front edge is epoxied to the wood cross frame piece. The panel is also held in by a bead of thickened epoxy. This maintains the waterproof integrity of the cooler. Using fiberglass tape was not needed for strength and would have been an incredible hassle to sand in this tight area. The bead of epoxy is ...

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