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Re: stern line fairing
Posted by CLC on Feb 18, 2005
In boatbuilding jargon, it sounds like there's some unfairness in the chine intersection, right around the spot where there's a scarf joint in the side panel and the bottom panel.
As Mac suggests, adjusting the tension of the wires can erase the unfairness. If there's a bump in the edge of the side or bottom panel or both, you can unwire the stern section and plane the bump away.
It's far easier to do than it is to describe, but in the stage before epoxy is applied, the wired-up hull is highly malleable. Right up to the point when you mix glue, you can adjust the hull shape almost infinitely.
In Response to: stern line fairing by Vic F on Feb 17, 2005