At this stage in the build the gunnel rails are being laminated with epoxy as they are built. The wood for the rails is white cedar that comes from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and the clear vertical grain is western red cedar. The red cedar is a darkish brown color while the white cedar is very light in color. This is how the contrast and striped appearance in the finished product is created. Laminating the gunnel rails is a very time consuming process and a detail that is a signature mark of a Croff Craft built drift boat.
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