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Removable bow stem?
Date: 9/7/2001, 9:34 am

Hi all

I am new to the strip building of kayaks and have started one myself. (Great Auk) In reading Nicks book on building the forms I have noticed with the bow some use a removable bow stem and others don't. What is the reason for making the bow form with a removable stem? Does it make the bow stronger after the stripping is complete? Is it only to aid in the removal of the forms from the finished kayak?
Thanks for any feed back.

Messages In This Thread

Removable bow stem?
Scott -- 9/7/2001, 9:34 am
Re: Removable bow stem?
Nick Schade - Guillemot Kayaks -- 9/7/2001, 2:41 pm
Re: Strength? Some, but not a lot
Shawn Baker -- 9/7/2001, 4:01 pm
Re: Removable bow stem?
Shawn Baker -- 9/7/2001, 2:09 pm
Re: Removable bow stem?
Dave H -- 9/7/2001, 10:57 am
Re: Removable bow stem? *Pic*
Ben Staley -- 9/7/2001, 11:32 am