Got the initial shear strips on at 1/2 width and have toyed with a racing stripe down the center line. I dug through my wood pile and located some mahogany scraps I can ripped to accent the stripe. Some scarfing will be required, but the tight grain makes it all but invisible. Look past all the clamps for a view of last night's cobbling ...
|1/2 width shear strips. blue tape prevents deck to hull gluing.|
How Blogger arranges these photos I can't figure. the post rarely reflects the draft. this last pic shows mostly tape, but also a strip after cut by pocket knife to approximate bevel after which hand planing gets it true and then, ... lots of tape. the stems have such an upward sweep that the strips have yet to stay put. I hope additional adjoining strips will force compliance.
|Bow with a roll of masking tape!|