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Rail Stock?

Discussion in 'Wood and Canvas' started by Rollin Thurlow, Dec 16, 2018.

  1. Rollin Thurlow

    Rollin Thurlow member since 1980

    One of the canoes I have to restore this winter is a 1940's E.M. White. It was easy to see that it had some extensive repairs in the past that were not all that good. Badly installed replacement ribs, a lot of bondo filler on the outside of the hull and a pair of inside rails that were so thin they wavered all over.
    In taking out the decks I found the source of the replacement rials. You don't often get documentation like this. Base Caps from Chile!
    I'm not sure if this is going to take over for Spruce from the Northeast but now we know its an option!
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  2. Andre Cloutier

    Andre Cloutier Firestarter. Wicked Firestarter.

    Nice - in these days of heightened sensitivities and runaway customer service, since they still have the UPC and would scan you could probably return them and insist on a refund as they are not satisfactory.
  3. MGC

    MGC Paddlephile

    I just got back from Lowes. They didn't have this on the shelves and could not special order it for me. I was hoping to use it for the rail tips on the torpedo snout Brown/Whistlewing I'm working on. Apparently it's out of stock. My fall back is some old cherry I have but it doesn't have the barcode on it. So much for doing a pro job. I did pick up a big can of Bondo while I was at NAPA so at least I have that to use for filling holes and smoothing things. It's great stuff. the hardener comes in all different colors. I picked a nice bright blue.
  4. Andre Cloutier

    Andre Cloutier Firestarter. Wicked Firestarter.

    If you are stuck for a name to bestow upon her after completion, may I suggest the ‘ bondo bunny’, or if your tastes run to the aristocratic perhaps the ‘putty princess’. And be sure to refer to yourself as 007- licensed to fill.
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    Rollin Thurlow

    Rollin Thurlow member since 1980

    Bondo...."Boatbuilder in a can"

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