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Canoe Repair Illustrations by Mike Del Rizzo Few things are more Canadian than canoeing.Perhaps more than any other object, the canoe represents the history and culture of Canada.So when the gunwales, bow and stern deck plates of my canoe rotted away from exposure to the elements, it was almost as if an important piece of Canadian history had been destroyed.
Fortunately the repairs were fairly straightforward.Gunwale PreparationBegin by removing the seats and thwarts.Ensure you accurately mark the locations for these, so reinstallation will be easier.You'll want to accurately measure the width and depth of the inner and outer gunwale.
In this case they both measured ¾" x 1⅛".The exact length is not important at this stage as the gunwales are installed approximately 1 foot over-length, and then cut to final dimensions.The original gunwales were fabricated from red oak.
We chose to replace them with maple, but you can use any hardwood that can absorb the inevitable strikes from paddles and bumping into docks.Other good choices are birch, mahogany, or cherry.The installed gunwales on this boat measured 18 feet long.
This is too long for a single board, so each gunwale was made from two pieces and...