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moecarama

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will you be bending it at any place along gunnel? Just curious if it will bend to the arc of bow area.
No it won't bend unless heated; or taken to a muffler shop, they bend all sorts of metal. I am going to mock mount track closer to stern and see how far I can go without bending.
 

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This what the track looks like ..had to get a converter for heic to jpg in order to post photos.
 

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Here are a couple of pics of the bow mounted T track. I bent it into place using C clamps and then drilled / tapped 8-32 flat head machine screws into the inside part of gunnel. I plan on adding track section on both sides of boat to near transom.
 

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Tinman, Nice job fitting the track to the curve of the gunnel. That came out really well. Looks like it belongs there. Where the T-track ends up towards the bow, you can use a T-track end cap. If you want to leave it open so you can slide stuff on/off, it can be cut at an angle to prevent snags.
 

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Here are a couple of pics of the bow mounted T track. I bent it into place using C clamps and then drilled / tapped 8-32 flat head machine screws into the inside part of gunnel. I plan on adding track section on both sides of boat to near transom.
Oh wow I like that track, it's easier to work with too!
 

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Have any of you tried using some aluminum "C" channel to sit on top of the gunnels? That would give you a flat surface to work with.
 
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