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 Just as I was about to finish of the sheer plank the discussion arose . " How are you going to round over the bow into a nice bull nose ? --I hadn't anticipated a bull nose bow in the design stage . After some exchanges of scanned photos , faxed sketches and attempted verbal descriptions on the telephone I had a rough idea in my mind of what to do .


  These are a couple of compute generated concepts . The top one is the rounded bow superimposed on a photo of the boat . The second shot is a simulation of the final shape .

  To round off the bow the sheer planks have to end further back than on a pointed bow or else they get feathered down when the bow is rounded . The stem head was modified to accommodate a large block of mahogany . The block shown here is four inches tall and fourteen inches wide .


Everything will be left large until the deck is on , then there will be lots of carving to do to blend everything together .


  The modified bow with the sheer plank installed . The rabet line sweeps back here and will allow rounding and shaping of the nose later without cutting into the plank . I've also started to fair off the sides with a spoke shave ( more on that later )


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