I'm getting my two canoes ready to lead a San Juan trip this summer with the Boy Scouts (I've done this trip in my raft before, but this trip will be canoes). I have a Tripper and an AlumnaCraft - both 17'.
I would like to add attachment points on the gunwales of both canoes, plus attach D rings to the floors, in order to securely attach my gear into the boats. As my Tripper is Royalex, and my AlumnaCraft is aluminum, I expect the manner of adding attachment points will be quite different.
I would also like to talk the Boy Scout troop into doing the same thing with the troop's canoes. I took this same troop down Ruby Horsethief last fall - great trip, but all of our gear needs a little work!
I haven't done any permanent damage to either canoe (yet) - before I start drilling or glueing I thought I would ask the knowledgeable folks on Paddling.net...
Thank you in advance for any suggestions - I'm really looking forward to this trip!