I am finishing off a Chesapeake 17 and wanted to paint the underside up to the waterline (mainly to cover the stitching holes and myfirst ever scarphing attempts!).
What's the best way to mark a straight line at around waterline level? If I follow the panel joints, it won't be on the waterline from what i can see.
No waterline is marked on the plans, but I may be able to draw one and measure down form the sheer at set points.
Any other suggestions on how best to do this? Or should I just follow the panel chine joint line?