aluminum canoe gunnales

Discussion in 'Materials' started by allan white, Dec 10, 2007.

  1. allan white
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    allan white Junior Member

    I have a small operation that builds ultra light weight (17 - 24 lbs.) wood/composite canoes. The labor hours needed to make and finish wooden gunnales is fairly high and I have been thinking about using aluminum gunnales on some models so that I could offer boats at a lower price.

    Does anyone have know of any suppliers that have existing dies for extruding canoes gunnales? Do I need some sort of a roller to bend the extruded pcs to the desired curves?

    I am located outside of Washington DC.

    Thanks for your help in advance.

    Happy Boating

  2. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    Try TACO metals. They specialize in metal extrusions for boats.
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