plan­ing back chine panelS

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When the epoxy had dried, we could plane back the edges to match the hull sides and prepare for the bottom panels. Once again, the elec­tric planer came into its own to trim off any over-long panels, be­fore a No5 jack plane could be used, bed rest­ing on the sur­round­ing struc­ture, to trim back the edges of the chine stringers to match. Look­ing along the panels showed up any wob­bles or in­con­sis­ten­cies that could be re­moved with a very sharp plane.

A long plane helped plane the edge of the chine to match the frames and stringers

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