NEW for 2011 is the lightest aluminum gunwale ever deployed on a Mad River Canoe. Two part design accommodates hulls of varying thicknesses from Royalex to Composite while providing necessary stiffness to maintain hull shape. The aluminum gunwale is affixed to hull via rivets.
To many, there's nothing as classic as wooden gunwales, or the proven workmanship of these on a Mad River hull. Crafted of native white ash specially selected for long, straight, tight grain providing strength, stiffness, and a touch of flex. Periodic maintenance required. * Image shows wood gunwale with composite hull.