Gunwales for Canoes (supplied full length for all designs)
4 piece gunwale set - inners ( 3/4" x 7/8" x length) and outers (5/8" x 7/8" x length).
Clear, straight grain, white ash, air dried
We supply air dried wood because it is easier to bend successfully. Our customers seldom have a problem installing gunwales because we supply air dried wood.
But, some canoes with large upswept ends (Redbird-Champlain-Huron Cruiser-Canadienne) MUST have a bending jig made and the gunwales steamed and bent over the jig and left for 4-5 days.
Without the pre bending on these models, there is a considerable risk that the ash will fail. Plus, it is so much easier to install pre bent gunwales.
Option: Ron will cut the scuppers for your inwales - additional cost $45. Please specify model of canoe.
Our gunwales are also suitable for use in restoring wooden canoe models not designed by Bear Mountain, provided the dimensions above work for your needs. We don’t cut a rabbet into either gunwale, so be aware that the ¼” thick hull shows in between. You will need to cut your own scuppers in order to ensure appropriate placement.
IF YOU ONLY WANT THE GUNNELS AND ARE NOT ORDERING A CANOE KIT PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE PLACING YOUR ORDER:
OUR GUNNELS ARE SUPPLIED FULL LENGTH AND MUST BE SHIPPED BY ROAD - ALTHOUGH THEY DO NOT WEIGH MUCH THE TRANSPORT COMPANY CHARGES ARE BASED ON A MINIMUM WEIGHT OF 100 LBS.
IT WILL COST AS MUCH TO SHIP THE GUNNELS AS IT WILL TO SHIP AN ENTIRE KIT. IF YOU CAN PICK THE GUNNELS UP AT OUR WORKSHOP OR AT CANADIAN CANOES IN MISISSAUGA THEN ORDERING MAKES SENSE - PLEASE NOTE THAT UNLESS YOU WANT TO PAY THE $300 PLUS SHIPPING COST DO NOT ORDER THE GUNNELS ONLY.
1) Gunwales being installed
2) Clear - 16-20 feet air dried
3) Inner gunwales with scuppers
4) Gunwales on finished Prospector