Re: [baidarka] rivets, anyone?

leonard burton (
Mon, 11 May 1998 23:25:01 -0230 (NDT)

Date: Mon, 11 May 1998 23:25:01 -0230 (NDT)
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From: leonard burton <>
Subject: Re: [baidarka] rivets, anyone?

At 07:14 PM 5/11/98 +0000, you wrote:
>Has anyone tried riveting and screwing parts of wooden baidarkas
>together? I know that it would be somewhat stiffer that if just tied,
>but it would still have some flex over the length of the boat.
>Islamorada, FL, USA
yes my boat i have just finshed is screwed together rather than lashed now
the reason that its not lashed is that it just didnt occurr to me to do it
that way . the boat does have some flex to it but if i want to alter some
parameter by relocating a frame or two to change the trim of the boat or the
shape near the end it would require a total rebuild where with lashing it
would be possible {if you used space frames instead of ribs} to totally
alter the boats basic shape just by moving a frame or two and then
tensioning the skin again .. hope this helps