Re: [baidarka] to peg or not to peg

wayne steffens (
Tue, 19 May 1998 07:43:30 -0500

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Date: Tue, 19 May 1998 07:43:30 -0500
From: wayne steffens <>
Subject: Re: [baidarka] to peg or not to peg
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Pegging is fun, thats why you should do it. Just like lashing. I think that
pegs allow more flexibility than screwing, but I'll let someone more
knowledgeable speak about that.

Speaking of lashing, I have my hull stringers cut, shaped and trial lashed
on one side. Tonight I begin the final lashing.


At 07:36 PM 5/19/98 PDT, you wrote:
>Hello one and all,
>It was mentioned earlier that screwing deck beams to the gunwales may
weaken the frame
>work because you are drilling holes through the timber.
> Question : what about when you wooden peg the gunwales and deck beams.
>I have all my deck beams lashed in but not pegged as yet and the stucture
is very stable and strong.
>Do I realy need to peg and what are the advantages / disadvantages of
>what are the advantages / disadvantages of not pegging
>Progress is very slow at the moment but I really enjoyed the lashing process
>and my Baidarka is taking shape. Work definately interferes with leisure
>Craig Wikin
>Doing what you want is freedom,
>Liking what you do is happiness.