Bow & Chine

  

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Before attaching the chine a triangular piece of spanish cedar is fabricated to form the bow (False Bow). The bow is planed and sanded flat to accept the false bow.

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The false bow is attached with resin glue and finishing nails.

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The false bow is sanded until a smooth point is achieved.

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The chine is fabricated from ¾" spanish cedar by cutting it to 2 ½" widths with a 22.5° angle on the upper side and planning to ⅝".

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Resin glue is applied to the side that will contact the hull ply's. It is bent around and aligned with the top edge of the hull ply's and held in place with 4" clamps.

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The chine is then affixed with 2" annular nails driven into the horizontal ribs and 1" annular nails driven at an angle (nails driven straight will go all the way trough the ply and the chine) from the inside through the hull ply's.

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After the starboard side chine is dry and trimmed, the same procedure is performed on the port side.

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Port side chine clamped in place and nailed.

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Chine completed and trimmed. The boat is now turned over to begin applying the sheer.