Tapered Inwales

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JesseP
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Tapered Inwales

Post by JesseP » Tue Sep 22, 2015 1:48 pm

I know canoecraft says to taper the hull side of the inwale... This meaning the side that gets epoxied to the hull.. or the other side?

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Re: Tapered Inwales

Post by Denis » Tue Sep 22, 2015 2:53 pm

taper the side that attaches to the hull. you may need to plane it smooth where the taper ends. use a straight edge to ensure you have a smooth line. ie no bump where the taper ends

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Re: Tapered Inwales

Post by JesseP » Tue Sep 22, 2015 4:47 pm

Thanks Denis, I was 90 percent sure that was the case. Thanks for clearing that up. I just hope the swoop at the stern and bow is manageable without the need for steaming.. Ive already epoxied the scupples(sp?) in place and dont know how well epoxy take to steaming.

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Re: Tapered Inwales

Post by Denis » Tue Sep 22, 2015 7:13 pm

start your clamping in the centre and work out to both ends. I find clamping every 6 inches or so seems to work the best to hold the outwale in place. You may need clamping blocks on the inside to prevent marring of the inwales

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