Re: [baidarka] New Member with questions

Subject: Re: [baidarka] New Member with questions
From: Peter Chopelas (
Date: Wed May 19 2004 - 12:23:53 EDT

> The size of gun' ales I ended up with is 3/4 by 2 1/2 inches of softwood.
> Does that seem heavier than most experienced builders use?

I have seen (and have used) as small as 3/4 x 1-1/2 in gunwales
successfully. The 2-1/2 in deep gunwall is about is 277 percent stronger
(!) if made of the same wood (assuming no defects). It is also a lot
lighter too.

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