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Old town stems/inwale joint

Discussion in 'Wood and Canvas' started by Rod Tait (Orca Boats), Jul 6, 2015.

  1. Rod Tait (Orca Boats)

    Rod Tait (Orca Boats) Designer/Builder

    Need photo of the joinery at the stem tip where inwales meet on circa 1963 18' Guide. They are completely gone on the canoe I am restoring so no reference. Is it similar to chestnuts with stem post having notch. just butt up under inwales or something else? Would like it brought back to proper joinery.
  2. Dave Wermuth

    Dave Wermuth Who hid my paddle?

    I could be wrong, but I think the stem butts under the inwales with no notch. And then finish nails are toenailed through the inwales down into the stem. Someone should be along to verify/deny shortly.

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