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Wooden Gunwales
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Im restoring a fibreglass fishing boat which had wooden gunwales, which rotted away. I was wondering if any one had any advice on how to replace them (wood choice/bending etc) any help would be…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by oscar ballantyne Nov 5, 2020.

 

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oscar ballantyne replied to oscar ballantyne's discussion Wooden Gunwales
"Thanks for you help! really appreciate it."
Nov 5, 2020
Ants Uiga replied to oscar ballantyne's discussion Wooden Gunwales
"From the picture, the hull looks like an interesting restoration.  For what they are worth, here's a few comments. A fiberglass hull without gunwales or other supports changes shape quickly.  If you can find any original specs, use…"
Nov 4, 2020
David Witton replied to oscar ballantyne's discussion Wooden Gunwales
"Guy's right on - white oak would be a good choice - another option is ash. More info about steaming can be found here"
Nov 4, 2020
Guy Fredrickson replied to oscar ballantyne's discussion Wooden Gunwales
"Probably no need to steam bend if you use white oak. But you can if you must. "
Nov 2, 2020
Guy Fredrickson replied to oscar ballantyne's discussion Wooden Gunwales
"White oak is a good choice. I buy woods from Endsaw. Very pleased with their services.  http://www.edensaw.com"
Nov 2, 2020

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