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Cockpit Combings


David Wiencke
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Elena's coaming

Last modified: October 24, 2011 7:12 PM | David Wiencke


Gary Burton
(Member)

I have heard of some that go diagonally between the aftmost part of the cabin trunk and the bulwark..anyone got any pictures of that?
What happens to the water trapped on the cockpit side (on the deck?)
Last modified: October 20, 2011 12:01 PM | Gary Burton


Terence Singh
(Member)

Having sailed Liberate some 1400 miles south down the west coast I am more than pleased with her sea worthiness....One area that I must attend to is her ability to keep the crew in the Cockpit wet in heavy seas. There is a definite need to try and retrofit cockpit combings that prevent seas washing don the decks and flooding the cockpit. Is there any advice by trial and or error for a suitable design? any suggestions on Fiberglass versus wood? Any opinions on the Hans Christian style Dam versus Combings?
Last modified: 20 Jul 2011 10:00 AM | Terence Singh


Jack Webb
(Member)

Terence Singh wrote:Having sailed Liberate some 1400 miles south down the west coast I am more than pleased with her sea worthiness....One area that I must attend to is her ability to keep the crew in the Cockpit wet in heavy seas. There is a definite need to try and retrofit cockpit combings that prevent seas washing don the decks and flooding the cockpit. Is there any advice by trial and or error for a suitable design? any suggestions on Fiberglass versus wood? Any opinions on the Hans Christian style Dam versus Combings?

Terence,

I hope you get some feedback on this, as I would like to do the same on Drifter. As you probably noticed, however, it's virtually impossible to search the archives any longer on this site. My own search site, however, will give you several good threads related to this topic...



You might try a few different spellings in your searches, as this might give you more results. The correct spelling is "coaming", but I have found results under "combing" and "coming" as well.

Hope this helps... I'd love to see what you end up doing.

Jack Webb
s/v Drifter




Stephen Yoder
(Member)

Terence Singh wrote:Having sailed Liberate some 1400 miles south down the west coast I am more than pleased with her sea worthiness....One area that I must attend to is her ability to keep the crew in the Cockpit wet in heavy seas. There is a definite need to try and retrofit cockpit combings that prevent seas washing don the decks and flooding the cockpit. Is there any advice by trial and or error for a suitable design? any suggestions on Fiberglass versus wood? Any opinions on the Hans Christian style Dam versus Combings?
Terence,
Check out this elegant solution on W32 Myskatonic (formerly Elena):

whoops! Guess I haven't figured out how to post photos to this new version of the forum. I'll get back to you.

-Steve
Last modified: October 20, 2011 7:15 PM | Jay Bietz (Administrator)


Tate McDaniel
(Member)

Steve,
Can you provide a link to the photo or email it to us? I'd love to see what it is.

Thanks,
Tate


Stephen Yoder
(Member)

David Wiencke wrote:

Elena's combing

Yep, that's it. Kind of hard to see in this photo. I have a higher res version that I'll e-mail to Jay. Maybe he can put it on the site somewhere.
-Steve
(see above messages - Jay)
Last modified: October 20, 2011 7:15 PM | Jay Bietz (Administrator)


Bud Taplin
(Member)

Terence Singh wrote:Having sailed Liberate some 1400 miles south down the west coast I am more than pleased with her sea worthiness....One area that I must attend to is her ability to keep the crew in the Cockpit wet in heavy seas. There is a definite need to try and retrofit cockpit combings that prevent seas washing don the decks and flooding the cockpit. Is there any advice by trial and or error for a suitable design? any suggestions on Fiberglass versus wood? Any opinions on the Hans Christian style Dam versus Combings?


I have a number of pictures of various versions of cockpit coamings I have seen on the boats. Send me an email I can send them to you.

Bud



Greg Johnson
(Member)

Bud--Include me with the cockpit coamings pic's--thanks


Jay Bietz
(Administrator)

Full members can access many images of Westsails at Images from the members page. I've setup albums and I can add images as needed - or divide up an album into specific topics....

Last modified: October 20, 2011 7:37 PM | Jay Bietz (Administrator)


Stephen Yoder
(Member)

Go to the members photo albums and look at Siempre Sabado's album. There are 2 large photos of Myskatonic (ex-Elena)'s coamings.
-Steve

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