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  1. I then proceeded to install the keel strips and chine strips.  I was a bit confused as to how much to fair the bow end of theses strips as later in the instructions the stem was to be attached after the sheet planking was installed. After the side planks and the bottom planks were attached I then realized I didn't fair them correctly.  I had to use some wood fill to lessen the gaps on the stem.  I did not take any phots  the fairing was off when attaching the stem. 




  2. @Ryland Craze Thank you for your comments, I have learned a tremendous amount while building the Longboat.   Many mistakes, mishaps and successes. 

    Not sure of what I be building next.  I have 2 Midwest models, SharpieSchooner and the Peterborro Canoe.  Also I have Chris Craft 1938 27' Triple Cockpit Barrel Back.   I just ordered the Elidir Thames River Steam Boat Wood Model Kit by Constructo.  What's your thoughts as I am a novice builder.



  3. Thank you form allowing me to join the group. I am a retired Electrician

    A number of years ago my family gave me a couple of wooden boat kits. Last year I finally decided to start putting them together. The first model was a Midwest "The Dinghy" Second was the The Muscongus Bay Lobster Smack
    Many hours of frustration huge learning curve.  

    I have been working on the  18th Centry LongBoat by Shipways.464973720_TheDinghy.thumb.jpg.4c7e984b77c3cb6637d6881a75bb4204.jpg242850512_MuscongusBayLobsterSmack.thumb.jpg.f84caa4f9cd326429ebd4a8ecbc2fb25.jpg1497887801_18thCenturyLongboat1750-1760.thumb.jpg.13fc277728797a69c63f2f870d59303d.jpg s. 

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