I am building a strip planked Guillemot L. I just finished stripping the hull and till now I have been quite pleased with my progress. This is my first attempt at building anything like this. The hull is entirely western red cedar, bead and cove 3/4" strips glued using Titebond II.
Here is what the bottom of the hull looks like so far:
I just flipped the hull to begin the deck and -- much to my chagrin -- the bow is misaligned. It's curved off to starbord. Here is a photo with a fine line strung over the center line - it goes from the far wall to my camera's tripod. The full 12mp resolution photo is there if you want to see the detail.
The stern is off by about 1/16th - 1/8th of an inch. I am fine with that. It's not even noticeable without the string. The bow, on the other hand, is off by roughly a half inch. The misalignment starts where the stem frame attaches to the strongback.
I am not sure what to do now. I am inclined to just ignore it and push on, but I'm not sure how it will look and paddle when it's completed. I would be really bummed if it's an obvious flaw when it's completed. Is there a way to straighten it out at this point? I have contemplated just throwing out the hull and starting over. That would really suck but wouldn't be the end of the world.,,
What are your thoughts/suggestions? Your responses are much appreciated!