Finished Stringers for Long Shot Skin on Frame Kayak.

The stringers (on the right) started out as 8' lengths of 1 x 6 clear pine. I ripped each piece to the appropriate dimensions and then scarfed the 8' pieces together to get the full 18' lengths of wood. Traditionally clear cedar is used for its rot resistance but clear cedar was difficult to find and prohibitively expensive. Before skinning the boat I applied 2 coats of Linseed oil so I shouldn't have any problems with rot.

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