Aluminum Stringers ( Sea Ranger)
Both 6063-T832 and 6061-T6 tubing are used to construct the kayaks in this manual. Both grades are used by commercial builders, though 6063-T832 has a higher corrosion resistance. Both have a 40,000psi tensile strength. See Contacts page for suppliers.
Stringers are .750 ( 3/4″) (19mm) X .049 (1.25mm) or .058 (1.47mm) wall tubing.
144ft. required = (8 tubes X 18ft) Includes Inwales
Inserts are .625 ( 5/8″) ( 15.9mm) X .049 or .058 wall tubing. (18ft required)
Forward Deck Stringers (optional) .5 (1/2″) X .049 or .058 wall tubing (6ft required)
Rivet Puller – 1/8 aluminum rivets ( short, medium, and long reach)
Drill Press – 1/16″ – 5/8″ bits
Hand Drill – 1/16 – 5/8″ bits