These attractive solid wooden canoe gunwales measure 25 × 19 mm (1″ × ¾″). They are also available pre-rounded to a D-section, with the flat side measuring 25 mm.
Gunwales are supplied in pieces of a maximum 2.4 m (7′ 6″) length. They should be joined and trimmed to fit the boat.
When choosing the length you need, please remember to measure along the curve of the boat – this may be significantly longer than the overall length of the boat.
We supply the 16 ft and 18 ft gunwales a few inches over-length, to make installation easier. Once joined to their full length, the gunwales will overhang the ends of the boat, providing some leverage for pulling them tightly against the hull. The overhanging ends can be trimmed in place once installation is complete.
A pair of canoe gunwales in pieces with pre-cut scarf joints for joining them to their finished 16 ft length. They can be used as either outwales or inwales; if you want both, you'll need two pairs.
A pair of canoe gunwales in pieces with pre-cut scarf joints for joining them to their finished 18 ft length. They can be used as either outwales or inwales; if you want both, you'll need two pairs.
Gunwales sold by the metre do not have pre-cut joints. Remember that you will need enough for both sides of the boat and to allow sufficient overlap for scarf joints (1:8 slope).