How do you build a bow for a Pelican boat (1906)?

by Garrett Lynch
(College Station)

Building a sail boat called "the Pelican" and I'm having a hard time lining up the chine, sheer and stringers to the bow, as in the strips of wood aren't lining up in the right angle to the bow.

Any pointers advice or help would be greatly appreciated

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Happy New Year
by: Mike

Happy New Year Garrett,

I’d love to know more about your "Pelican", did you manage to line up the chine, sheer and stringers to the bow?

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Strip Planking
by: Mike

I’m not familiar with your Pelican but unless you start tapering the strips, a complicated business, you may have to finish off the bows in a fashion similar to the examples below.

strip bow
strip bow

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