canoe, part 6: installing the outer stems

When the planking has reached the point where the inner stem ends, it is possible to attach the outer stem. This needs some preparation on the inner stem that isn’t easy. After the outer stem was glued up with epoxy I ended up with some big (big menas 3-4 mm) holes in the hull, that I had to fill with epoxy and saw dust as filler.

The point when the planking doesn't really run against the inner stem anymore but on top of it is where a lot of frustration happened

The point when the planking doesn’t really run against the inner stem anymore but on top of it is where a lot of frustration happened

Trying to apply presure to the outer stem while waiting for the epoxy to cure

Trying to apply presure to the outer stem while waiting for the epoxy to cure

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