Here are a few of the cutting out process and the scarfs which should stain and finish nicely.
|Port and starboard whiskey curves|
You can tell the end grain of the ply soaked up some epoxy (can't be avoided), but a light stain should reduce the joint's visibility.
Screws are inside the rub strake's footprint.
Despite all her pocked screw holes, I think she is looking good. Now the beginning stages of finishing can begin.
The stems have been laminated for some time. Would have been nice to have a functional band saw to cut their taper to the keel, but the hand saw got it done ... eventually.
Jack plane bevelled the sides.
The belt sander with 80 grit did the initial smoothing. That's that. More next time.