A “multi-tool” oscillating saw is really an indispensable tool in this process.
First, I had to tackle the transition joint. This really wasn’t too difficult. I had already determined where to place the transition joint, and had sanded & filed its portion on the side planking. Using the crayon-marked line on the inner surface of the bottom planking as a guide, I marked and cut a perpendicular line near it’s aft end. By sheer accident, I got very lucky, and this perpendicular cut wound up being dead-on for the transition joint.
|The crayon-marked line on the inner surface of the panel shows the position of the side planking.|
Next thing you know, the transition joint was done.
|Fitted transition joint.|
|The panel's fitting along the underside of Frame #2. So far, so good...|
|Making inch-by-inch progress forward of the transition joint.|
|Almost ready to fasten to the stem.|
|Finally fastened to the stem.|
|Overall, I was pleased with the fitting along the chine.|
|I was also pleased with the fitting along the faired surface of the stem.|