The stem has a coat of epoxy, and the forward edges are chamfered with a 1/2″ bit. There will be more material coming off later when the stem gets faired for the plywood.
The stem has been fixed to frame #2. In addition to three SS screws, which are driven through the frame into the stem, there are 2 triangular hardwood ‘brackets’. All joints have been glued with thickened epoxy.