Deck Skin to Coaming

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Deck Skin to Coaming

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Has anyone tried to make a gasket around the coaming similar to the one used on the Trak 1600? I am skinning the deck on a somewhat modified Tom Yost kayak and would like to use a similar gasket around coaming. I am most interested in the type material used for the gasket.

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Got Nitrile 1/16". x 36" x 72" Commercial Grade 60A Buna sheet from HomeDepot at a reasonable price so am giving that a try. I have cut the gasket and it looks good so far. Will post how it turns out.

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Hi Tom,
Sounds like an interesting project. If you have any pictures you'd like to share I expect I'm not alone in being interested.
In any case good luck with it (and sorry that I have no experience of the Trak 1600 gasket, so can't answer your question).
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The 1/16" Nitrile worked! I will take and post pictures when we get a nice day.

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Here are a few pics. Two of the frame and some of the seal around the coaming

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Here's the completed kayak

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Thanks for sharing that Tom. What a nice piece of work and a great looking kayak, congratulations and thanks again for participating in the forum.

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