Re: [baidarka] rivets, anyone?

HendrikMaroske (
Tue, 12 May 1998 21:33:06 +0200

Date: Tue, 12 May 1998 21:33:06 +0200
From: HendrikMaroske <>
Subject: Re: [baidarka] rivets, anyone?

Robert Herbert and Buffy Turner 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.
> Robert
> Islamorada, FL, USA

Hi Robert,

for the folding variety of baidarkas screwing really is an option.
you always have access to parts with loose screws. I also riveted some
parts of aircraft certified plywood. In general and especially for the
boat builder community, I recommend mortising, tying and glueing,
that's the most durable method. And it gives you more valuable time to
spend in the workshop :)=)