Re: [bolger] Cartopper Gunwale Question
- In a message dated 10/01/2000 6:<BR29:<BR58 PM
Eastern Daylight , oldenmarks@... writes:
> Is it Ok to just have an outwale?Kurt,
The easy answer...." Buddy, it's *your* boat" :-)
In a plywood boat, the inwale gives a bit more protection to the edge of the
ply. However, the inwale/outwale is supposed to add stiffness to the boat. If
you get it sufficiently stiff with an outwale (usually at least twice the
cross sectional area of the designed outwale) then you'll be all right.
I've done it both ways. The in/out system makes a nice mounting for oarlock
blocks, and the blocked-out inwale adds stiffness faster than weight.
- My plans show outwale only (lower left corner sheet 3). The
written portion indicates outwale only also, the only proviso
being to do it in two 1/2" strips, to finish 1" square,
presumably to make it fit the curve easier.
Kurt Oldenburg & Jill Marks wrote:
> I am in the process of building a Cartopper and have a question_ _ _ _ _
> about the gunwales. Payson says you should put inwales and
> outwales, however this would require cutting down the frames to
> allow the inwales to fit, as the frames go right to the
> sheer.the Wooden boat article seems to omit the inwales
> entirely. I can also see doing this for more comfort
> sailing.Daoes anyone have any experience with this? Is it Ok to
> just have an outwale?Thanks
% Harry welshman@...