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Shortening Ribs?

Discussion in 'Tips and Tricks' started by cprice, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. cprice

    cprice New Member

    Just about all off the rib tips on this 14ft cedar canvas canoe im restoring are shot. Do i need to scarf and add new wood to all 80 tips or can I just cut them down about 3/4 of an inch and lower the gunnels? I could cap the gunnels after and almost regain the 3/4 back if that would help?

  2. Dave Wermuth

    Dave Wermuth Who hid my paddle?

    It's common to cut the shear down an inch or less. You'll want to make sure you don't go below 11" of depth.
  3. OP

    cprice New Member

    Thanks Dave!

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