Stitching holes Sassafras

Posted by Michelle Moran on Aug 21, 2004

I'm about to drill holes for the Sassafras 12 to begin to stitch the planks together. The assembly manual says 1/16th inch holes, 1/4 inch from the edge 6 inches apart. The Canoe Shop book re: the Sassafras canoes says 1/16th inch holes 1/2 inch from the edge. CLC is closed and I'd like to assemble this afternoon. Anyone know which is right or if it matters, or maybe I should split the difference and do 3/8 inch from the edge?