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  Another issue is the contour of the
  Posted by: g2d on Jun-12-13 2:49 PM (EST)
 

gunwales, and the willingness of the chosen wood to follow those contours without steam bending. The boat I want to re-gunwale is our old Moore, which in addition to the usual easy curve as seen from above, has a steep rise at each end. More challenging than a MN II or similar. The boat originally had Moore's peculiar split aluminum tube driven over pegs system. One of the tubes is a bit crimped, and as I understand it, Moore used a team of three experienced factory experts to hammer the tubes on from the end.

I also expect problems if I use aluminum gunwales from other suppliers, because the extrusions should be pre-bent where they have to curve up at the ends.

With wood, I'll only have to worry about weather protection.

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