I was down at the shop this afternoon with my son. We managed to get the first layer of glass on the mold form for the cockpit rim on the new sailing canoe. This is turning out to be a rather fun method for building a cockpit rim. I used pink insulation foam for the straight runs on each side. Because the curves at the bow and stern ends are too tight for the pink foam material, I used 6 pound poured urethane foam to fill up a set of cavities that I built from scrap plastic sheeting and cardboard. The urethane foam was then sanded to a smooth transition with the pink foam. The whole thing then got covered with a plastic release tape to which epoxy will not stick and the first layer of glass was put down. I'll be doing three layers of glass, then sanding smooth prior to laminating two layers of carbon for the final part.