Do all canoes have thwarts?
A working canoe needs five thwarts. Even the short thwarts that are bolted just behind the decks are important because the wooden deck plates they support are attached to the rails with wood screws that can loosen.
What is gunwale guard?
Gunwale Guard is a penetrating finish that will enhance and protect wood gunwales, yokes and thwarts. Shelter the wood on your canoe, kayak or other boats from mildew and harmful UV rays without darkening your woodwork.