Re: [baidarka] rivets, anyone?

Douglas Ingram (
Mon, 11 May 1998 19:48:16 -0700 (PDT)

Date: Mon, 11 May 1998 19:48:16 -0700 (PDT)
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From: (Douglas Ingram)
Subject: Re: [baidarka] rivets, anyone?

It seems to me that one of the great advantages of lashing is that you have
continuity of structural strength along the entire rib and stringer. Using
screws and or rivets puts a hole in both pieces. A hole of any size in wood
that is the right size for the Baidarka would be of a significant size. I
would expect that screws and rivets would introduce a whole series of stress
points along the length of the boat. Combine that with a localized grain

>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
Douglas Ingram
Red River Canoe & Paddle
P.O. Box 78, GRP 4, RR 2
Lorette, Manitoba