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Steel tacks - is my plan crazy?

Discussion in 'Wood and Canvas' started by Just1moredave, Nov 14, 2017.

  1. OP

    Just1moredave Enthusiastic about Wooden Canoes

    Here's an update on my canoe. I replaced six ribs to firm up the structure. I got a good look at the condition of the planking at various spots, and decided to replace a lot of it. That took care of an area eight planks wide, approximately between the stems. I also replaced the 34 ribs between stems. I'll replace the sheer planks too so that left a more manageable number of dutchmans. A photo:

    [​IMG]IMGC1605 by Dave, on Flickr

    I think I'll end up leaving 500-600 steel tacks in place. I pulled all the galvanized nails (rib tips and stem) and replaced them with silicon bronze or stainless. Refinishing the interior will be a lot easier.

    [​IMG]IMGC2067 by Dave, on Flickr
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  2. Michael Graessle

    Michael Graessle Enthusiastic about Wooden Canoes

    Amazing work! I have neglected my own project for far too long. Seeing yours make me want to get back at it.

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