Photo 2. Completed hull frame assembly
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The completed hull frame assembly ready for decking and planking
At this point you might want to consider adding some stiffeners - this is more important on larger models where planking can distort the frames. In the next step, Robine will add some thickener pieces, as supplied, to the bow to provide a more supportive and larger area landing for the hull planking. The supplied pieces in this kit were too cut too large. Robine re-cut them smaller so that they would fit better.

Also now is the best time to paint and plank those lower decks. They would be difficult to do later. Robine, overlooked this, so she has a bit of a challenge ahead.