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On Sunday we finished up bolting the deck to the framework and then Mike had to head off to work. So I started planning where the gunwales of the raft will go. We had some old 2x4s that a neighbor had given us from a dismantled playground set. However, only one of the boards proved usable. This one had a nice warp to it which would be great for counter-acting the sagginess to the frame that had become more pronounced when adding more weight to the frame.


Once the boat gets into the water it will flatten itself out, and the flexibility of the conduit frame may be of value when riding over waves. But when towing the boat as a trailer, we need a little more stiffness to the frame. The 2x4s will work perfectly, bolted to the frame.

Cutout for bearings

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