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The chines are a structural member that joins the sides to the bottom of the boat . From my experience in repair I have observed that they are usually one of the weakest points in most boats . These chines are laminated for added strength , and are also bolted to the frames .

These members are secondary keels . In this twin engine design they provide extra strength for the prop shafts , rudders and struts .

The framework is " faired " with a hand plane . This involves going over all of the surfaces where the planking will lay and planing the right bevel on every frame , the keel and the chines . When a batten laid across all of the frame work looks good to the eye it is ready for the first layer of planking .

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