Frame #1 is attached to the stem. As with frame #2, I made small triangular ‘brackets’ to increase the glue area between the frame and the stem. Small epoxy fillets will be added to all of these joints.
The sheer clamps and the chine logs will be fitted next. I have decided to cut the notches into the forward frames using the sheer clamps and the chine logs to locate the correct positions for the notches. This will make it easier to get fair curves.