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Gunwale replacement

Discussion in 'Wood and Canvas' started by Bob Milner, Apr 6, 2005.

  1. Bob Milner

    Bob Milner Curious about Wooden Canoes

    My Old Town Charles River has been restored once in the past leaving the top of the ribs pretty beat up. I need to replace inwales and outwales. I would like to form the new inwales beneath the existing and cut the old off resulting in lowering the canoe depth 3/4" (from 11 1/2" to 10 3/4"). The intended use for the canoe is flat water, lazy day floating & fishing. Is this acceptable or should I resin fill the mess?
    Also I'd like some input on OT replacement decks. I know one WCHA user is not pleased with the OT quality for a historic restoration (1917). Any more thoughts would be appreciated.

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    Bob Milner

    Bob Milner Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Sorry, I forgot to mention I'm in need of mahogany decks.


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