Replace little "deck" Piece in the bow of a 13 foot dinghy

by Les Hartford
(Ontario Canada)

The little deck is made in 2 parts.

One side has a lot of rot.

It is solid Oak ( maybe ash), curved, wedge shape.

2 feet long 5 inches wide and one inch thick tapering to a point.

How do I attach it to the gunnel and the stem (bow) member?? glue? or screw through the gunnel?

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Apr 24, 2012
Breast Hook?
by: Mike

As it is one inch thick I'm assuming that it is a structural piece (breast hook?).

In which case I would assume that it is screwed through from outside the gunwales.

But as it is two sections I would assume that they are glued together (?).

It might be simpler to remove all of it and use the removed parts as a template to make a new one in one piece.

However, if the dimensions you give are correct, it does seem very narrow for its length.

Is there a piece in between the wedge sections?




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