Today, I put the last coats of paint and varnish on the boat that I am doing. I also made the "kabes" which is the word I got, from a book by Iain Oughtred, for a type of thole pin. I made them to slide over the aft rib. I also added a "stringer" of sorts on the ribs. It will help to keep the kabes in place, and make portaging a little easier. Also a good place to tie off a fender. The kabes will be lashed to them to keep from loosing them
|the rowing set up.|
|Something for the oar to work against.|
|The piece just slides over the top of the rib.|
When using the double paddle the kabe can just hang on it's keeper.