Sheers

  

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Find the midpoint of each sheer (see Pirogue Materials & Cut List for sheer demensions) and mark it. Find the midpoint of the hull sides and mark those. Align the mark on the sheer and the mark on the hull, while holding the sheer against the hull side top edge with the rabbet over the top edge, roll the sheer to each end ensuring that there will be overhang on each end.

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Apply liberal amounts of resin glue to the inside of the rabbet on the sheer. Starting at the center, or at one end, clamp the sheer to the hull the full length of the pirogue.

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While the sheer is still clamped, drive ¾" #8 stainless steel screws through the inside of the hull into the sheer. Place the screws about 4" apart.

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The screws should run the whole length of the pirogue except along the breasthooks. 1½" annular nails should be driven through the sheers into the breasthooks to secure each end. The excess ends of the sheers should be cut off at a 90° angle to the point of the pirogue.

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Drive the screws straight in until they are flush with the ply. Optional - glue thin long strips of wood to cover the exposed screws.