Stem fixed!

16 Mar 2016

Hola amigos, I know it’s been a while since I rapped at ya. Rest assured, the progress has continued on the canoes - I just have been neglecting the blog.

Last time, I had begun repairing the stem of one canoe because my tape job failed as the fillets were curing, leading to a temporary fix that would have wrecked the canoe’s sheer line. It began by cutting apart the mangled joint:


From that point on, the fix was pretty easy. I just had to fillet the new seam, with the gunwales clamped in place to define the correct sheer line:


Once the new fillet cured, I unclamped and removed the gunwales to make space for a new strip of fiberglass tape down the repiared stem.


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