Epoxy Seat Spacers to Inwale?

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esunstru
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Epoxy Seat Spacers to Inwale?

Post by esunstru » Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:39 am

Hello Folks
After a year and about 200 hours I have completed the woodworking on my Ranger build, my first canoe. Now I am waiting for some mild weather so I can bring it upstairs to the garage and sand the hull to get it ready for varnish. I was wondering if I should epoxy the seat spacers to the inwales or leave them loose for some reason? Appreciate your input.

Here's a picture of the boat so far. If anyone is interested in seeing more photos, I've been journalling the build on Instagram @canoebuild2017

Thanks
Eric
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Re: Epoxy Seat Spacers to Inwale?

Post by Cruiser » Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:30 pm

I think I would use that spacer as a spacer .... run the bolt through the gunnel, spacer and afix under the seat ... Unless you are doing hidden hardware, then run the bolt from under the seat, through the spacer and into the gunnel hardware ... either way i think using the spacer as a spacer leaves it more flexible to changes or maintenance.


Brian

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Re: Epoxy Seat Spacers to Inwale?

Post by Jim Dodd » Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:14 am

I wouldn't epoxy the spacers ! As you said you may need to remove them someday ! Maybe for seat adjustment, or repair .

Jim
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Re: Epoxy Seat Spacers to Inwale?

Post by esunstru » Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:27 am

Perfect! Thanks again guys

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