This is an interesting method. Thanks for sharing.
Just one question though.
You mentined that one should "Take care to stagger the
ends if you use more than a single strip in order to
maintain the design contour of you bow and stern below
the waterline." Can you clarify this? I am assuming
you mean that as you attach the 1/8 inch strips that
each strip is a bit shorter than the previous one so
that the stem fairs towards the keel?
--- pls1911 <firstname.lastname@example.org
> In part of John's note, he stated
> ".... second method is to strip past the inner stem
> bring the strips together at some point past the
> See his example on Fig 2-4. This method appears to
> leave a gap between the inner stem and the point
> the strips converge. It also leaves a wedge shaped
> gap between the inside of the strips and the inner
> stem. This gap is filled with epoxy when you glass
> the inside of the boat. The outer stem is epoxed to
> the strips where they converge and can be a narrower
> I use this method on kayaks, cutting the cedar
> strips and sanding to
> about 1/4" to 3/8" on the ends. At that point, I
> take 1/2" strip(s)
> of 1/8" bendable birch plywood to cover any gaps in
> the end and build
> sufficient thickness to sand to the desired
> fine-ness of the entry at
> the water line. I use epoxy thickend with dust from
> MDX Dado to make
> a dark adhesive. The result is an attractive light
> color "splined"
> Take care to stagger the ends if you use more than a
> single strip in
> order to maintain the design contour of you bow and
> stern below the
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