The notches for the sheer (or sheer clamps) must be angled as was done for the chine. In some cases the sheer is built up from two laminations. It is imperative that the sheer members be set in vertically from midship forward. Attemping to twist and bend them to fit the planking contour will frequently cause them to break. Later in the fairing process the sheer will be beveled so that the planking will mate on a flat surface.

The sheer has been angled to butt properly to the stem and is now glued and fastened to the breasthook. Again, leave the sheer long until it is properly fitted to the stem. NEXT