shearline traced on

The next step is trimming the shear line. The strips have been left excessively long below the molds to ensure that there’s material where it needs to be for this step. The shear positions are transferred to the strips and the points joined with a thin batten to make a fair curve.


shearline half cut

Here you can see the difference between the trimmed line in the foreground and the yet-to-be trimmed side in the background. The trimming is actually done to just shy of the line. This way when the gunwhale components are added right to the line there will be some excess to be trimmed flush.