Do I need a thwart on my tv 29

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Do I need a thwart on my tv 29

Post by jackjama » Wed May 30, 2012 11:32 pm

My tv 15-29 has a36 inch rear deck and a 50 inch front deck. That leaves about 82 inches unsupported through the seating area. I am thinking that 82 inches is a little too much of a span to leave without a thwart? In fact I am not sure if I might need two.

Gunwales and inwales are 1 inch by 1/4 inch thick each.

I could put one thwart some where in front of me as I am sitting. An additional thwart could go directly behind my seat if needed. Using one thwart would leave open spans of 48 inches and 34 inches. Two thwarts would leave a maximum span of 34 inches.

What do you think? Should I go with zero, one or two thwarts?
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Re: Do I need a thwart on my tv 29

Post by jem » Thu May 31, 2012 6:25 am

one should be plenty. If you deck supports are stout and you have the prescribed thickness gunwales, you could skip the thwart. But it makes a handy spot to grab onto when needed.
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Re: Do I need a thwart on my tv 29

Post by jackjama » Thu May 31, 2012 8:36 am

Thanks. I am also put handles on the sides and the thwart will straddle the handles stiffening things up a bit.
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Re: Do I need a thwart on my tv 29

Post by jem » Thu May 31, 2012 2:40 pm

augh.... good idea.
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Re: Do I need a thwart on my tv 29

Post by tx river rat » Thu May 31, 2012 3:34 pm

The opening on my Northwind is that big. No problem and I have seen a couple open top T_V that had no thwarts. with no problem
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Re: Do I need a thwart on my tv 29

Post by woodman » Thu May 31, 2012 9:19 pm

I have short decks and stiff gunwales, works great, tip it on the side to drain and the water runs through the slots...
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