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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
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    Screwing or not screwing the outwalls

    I read that if you have enough clamps for the outwalls that the screws are unnecessary. Is this correct and will the epoxy hold up over time without the screws?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Posts
    399
    You can epoxy the gunwales but two things to consider are Ash is a hard oily wood so not as easy to get a good bond as with the cedar. If you use a lot of clamp pressure the epoxy will be squeezed out of the joint and it can fail. Second is if you ever have to change the gunwales it will be easier if they are screwed.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
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    12
    Thanks, I guess I'll use the screws


 

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