- Oct 24, 2012
- Reaction score
Originally posted by Glenn MacGrady
I really don't remember the exact snap spacing. I'll go out and measure it exactly when fortified with spider, wasp, bee, hornet, mouse and bird weapons. I don't think I've moved that canoe from under my porch in 15 years.
When you are sufficiently armed to crawl under the porch I’d be curious about the condition of the Explorer’s screw and snap multi-perforated wood gunwales after 15 years untouched.
So I looked. There were NO snaps under the outwale. Did they disintegrate? No, I now recall I had my MR Explorer re-railed sometime in the 90's.
And how depressing: The wood gunwales on my Explorer, Swift Winisk, Lotus BJX and Millbrook ME are all partially rotted. I should never have gotten canoes with wood, since despite my youthful intentions, I rarely maintain them. Now, I'll probably just chainsaw these canoes and send them to the dump. Bye, bye, many thousands of dollars and great memories.
My granddaughter is now fascinated by the FishFinder and wants me to buy it for $3,000 instead of a composite canoe. The oak utility thwart looks like a great table to affix a tablet computer, smart phone, Barbie throne and, using some cored yoga blocks, a receptacle within which to store crayons and lollipops. Who knew the jilted FreeLunch could have transmogrified into such a complexly outfitted FishFinder. Bravo!