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morris thwarts

Discussion in 'Wood and Canvas' started by steve morang, Jun 27, 2019.

  1. steve morang

    steve morang New Member

    I have a 1916 morris type 3 with short curved decks and fir gunwales. I am looking for the length of the bow and stern thwarts. I do have the center thwart. And never having steamed gunwales any tips. Do I need to bend both sides of one end of the canoe together or can I bend one side of one end at a time. One side has a somewhat complete gunwale the other side is gone except for a 3 foot section on the bow. Could I possibly bend both gunwales on one side and flip one over? Maybe that's a little unorthodox. Thanks.
  2. samb

    samb LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Can't help with thwart sizes, but for bending gunnels - especially outwhales, try steaming them in a plastic tube. I describe it here and others have described it on this site on many occasions.
    Good luck
  3. MGC

    MGC Scrapmaker

    Steve, what is the length of your boat? WRT flipping, the rails are not symmetrical.
  4. Scott Rowe

    Scott Rowe Random Adventurer

    my ca 1915 17 foot Morris has thwarts bow and stern of about 28 1/4 to 28 1/2 inches. measured while in the boat so hard to get exact measurement.
  5. OP
    steve morang

    steve morang New Member

  6. OP
    steve morang

    steve morang New Member

    Correction on the morris gunwales. They are spruce not fir.

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