Re: [baidarka] ribbing progress

Rich Frey (
Tue, 5 May 1998 19:08:28 -0500 (CDT)

Date: Tue, 5 May 1998 19:08:28 -0500 (CDT)
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From: (Rich Frey)
Subject: Re: [baidarka] ribbing progress

I finished my ribs! This time around, it went better, although I redid every
rib to get the shape I needed. I conclude that the single biggest success
factor is the straightness of the grain. As I breeze through (hopefully) the
chines and keel and prepare to skin, I can't help but question how I will
transport my valuable cargo the 600 miles to the BWCAW. Any ideas? My
concern is torqueing the frame all out of shape ( I like to secure things
well). I entertained the idea of creating a webbing harness (ala chinese
finger puzzle) to spread out the stress...any ideas? Or am I being anal again?