Type of grain wood needed for Stringers and Gunwales
Posted 14 September 2012 - 11:31 AM
In the Assembly manual for the Firefly you don't seem to mention anything about wood grain for the stringers and gunwales. Before I got the Firefly kit I was looking into building a Greenland kayak and they seemed to be very particular that you got "flat grained" wood. That is difficult to find where I live. So are the Kudzu gunwales stringers more forgiving when it comes to that?
Posted 14 September 2012 - 11:58 AM
Posted 15 September 2012 - 04:40 AM
I use Western Red Cedar for mine. I pick the best looking boards, cut out the knots with a scarf cut and glue them back together. The only problem I have ever had as been a stringer that didn't bend in a fair curve. In those cases I used another one and cut that that up for use as short stringers or just cut out the bad section and glued another piece in to get it back to length.
Kudzu Craft SOF kayaks
Posted 15 September 2012 - 09:12 AM
1st build - Curlew