Photo 3. Bow filler pieces added
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The bow filler pieces clamped in place
These filler pieces glued on each side of false keel at the bow will provide a more substantial landing area for the first layer of planking strakes. Robine has re-cut them so that they align better with first bulkhead. She has also tapered the leading edges using a small sanding block. The false keel will also need some tapering at the bow later.