It is currently April 15th, 2021, 6:08 pm

All times are UTC - 5 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: wood gunnels on Rx canoe
PostPosted: September 1st, 2007, 11:30 am 
Offline

Joined: September 22nd, 2003, 8:55 pm
Posts: 169
Location: Wisconsin
I am replacing the gunnels on one of my Rx canoe. I was wondering if I should make the holes going through the haul a bit bigger to allow for the expansion when the temperature will drop. Any recommendations


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: September 1st, 2007, 2:38 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: February 28th, 2005, 7:06 pm
Posts: 112
Location: Muskoka, Ontario
Yes, good idea to make the 3 or 4 holes at each end oversize to allow for contraction. If not you should back out the screws for those holes over the winter.

_________________
Everyone has a mountain to climb. Everyone has a wilderness inside - Lawrence Gonzales


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: September 10th, 2007, 12:03 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: May 9th, 2006, 2:16 pm
Posts: 45
Location: Ypsilanti, Michigan
I've had cold cracks two times. Some people say loosen the first 3 or 4 screws in each end. Some say remove the screws and lift the gunnels out at the ends.

One was on a dagger. They somehow machined the decks and inner-gunwales flush with the hull the screw holes were slotted so it didn't crack there, it cracked at the top of the stem on one end where the gunwales were trying to push out the end of the hull. In response to that I replaced the deck with a plate on top and cut the inner-gunwales an inch short so any expansion should be all set.

The other was a Mad River Eclipse it cracked along the screw holes in two places.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group