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Fabricated new cockpit combing on 3888 10 Aug 2016 16:56 #1

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Everyone knows how one project often times leads to another. Thus when I removed the cockpit combing in preparation to varnish I shouldn't have been to surprised when it darn near disintegrated in my hands. I can't imagine Bayliner used untreated plywood as the backing so the PO must have replaced it at some time. I choose 1/2" starboard as the new backing although to save weight one might go with 1/4". The downside to the thinner starboard is the lack of holding meat for the staples. I used the old plywood as templates to cut the new starboard, notice the transom pieces are curved top and bottom to match the transom curve. I bought new 2"foam and some black marine vinyl and went to work. I used an electric knife (picked up for $5 at the thrift store) to cut the foam, and I already had a pneumatic stapler with 1/2 SS staples from a previous job. To glue the foam to the starboard I used 3M 77 spray glue and applied a coat to both the starboard and foam then waited a few minutes before attaching. Here's a few pics of the process.

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Fabricated new cockpit combing on 3888 10 Aug 2016 17:28 #2

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Looks good!
I don't think I've seen black before but that would definitely show fish and crab guts less!
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Fabricated new cockpit combing on 3888 10 Aug 2016 22:22 #3

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And wine stains too. ;) Looks great Jim.
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Fabricated new cockpit combing on 3888 12 Aug 2016 00:37 #4

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Jim, how did you attach the Starboard to the boat once you had completed the upholstery work.

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Fabricated new cockpit combing on 3888 12 Aug 2016 06:18 #5

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Hugh,
IIRC I used 11/2" (might of been 2") pan head SS screws with button covers. The screws were located in the folds between the sections and are virtually invisible. On the small panel on the starboard corner I used two machine screws that I installed prior to covering. I drilled slightly larger holes in the transom inserted the threaded screws then tightened the nuts from behind the transom.

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Fabricated new cockpit combing on 3888 15 Aug 2016 00:00 #6

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Thanks Jim, this is a job I plan on doing this summer. The starboard is already there now so all I have to do is get the foam and vinyl, thanks for making it look so easy.

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