The coaming will be laid up using the cold molded method. The strips are 1/4 X 7/8 oak. The steep curve at the stern and the inward bend plus the 180 radius at the bow which also has a compound curve make any other method impractical. The first strip projects about 3/8" above the gunwale and the bottom strip will project about 1/2" below the bottom edge of the inwale.
Once all four pieces are epoxied in place the next layer will be staggered to overlap the seam of the first layer. This will allow the next strip to build height as the inner strip will provide a shoulder for the next outer strip. This will make more sense when I can take a photo to illustrate what I am talking about.
I am also adding a diamond pattern to the Brazilian Cherrywood rubrail.
I'll do a better job showing it once all the clamping is done.