Help support the WCHA Forums by making a tax-deductible donation!

Question about Bastien Huron outer rails...

Discussion in 'Wood and Canvas' started by Howie, May 24, 2021.

  1. Howie

    Howie Wooden Canoe Maniac

    Can someone tell me whether the Bastien Huron's outer rails were rabbeted on the sides like Old Towns? I restored one a few years but have forgotten...
  2. Gary

    Gary Canoe Grampa

    Hey Howie, I did one last year and this is the profile I used, sorry the photo is blurry. It was out of 3/4" x 1" ash stock which I dadoed out 1/2" high by 3/16" deep rabbet to fit over the planking and canvas. Hope this is what you were looking for?

    Attached Files:

  3. OP

    Howie Wooden Canoe Maniac

    Thanks Gary.
  4. Rod Tait (Orca Boats)

    Rod Tait (Orca Boats) Designer/Builder

    Yes they are but they sit higher than the rib tops. They sit level with the small strip that is tacked to the inwale as planking goes up to top of planking (edit Ribs), so ribs tops are a bit recessed.
    Last edited: May 25, 2021
  5. OP

    Howie Wooden Canoe Maniac

    Thanks Rod... I'd forgotten that too.

Share This Page