Builders' Forum Archives
Re: Stem Bands
Posted by terry on Apr 13, 2005
So that's what they're called. Learn something every day (but I also forget at least as much each day, so I've abandoned all hope of ever getting ahead of the knowledge curve).
Anyhow, Mac noted seeing stem bands 3/4" wide. Now that would really repel some granite. Sadly, most kayaks lack the wide keel joint to mount something so wide.
Ahhhhhh, wooden canoes. If they ever invent a shot to cure my laziness and impatience, I'll build or restore one of those lovely craft. I did have a chance to buy one about 20 years ago. One of the rarer Old Towns with the built-in sponsons. It needed several ribs replaced and recanvasing, so I let it go. Maybe after I retire I'll scout out another to restore.
Back to some tedious work here at the office, but I'd rather be in the shop building a boat.
In Response to: Stem Bands by wccanoe on Apr 12, 2005