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Stem glue-up

Most important joint in the boat according to Hannu. Also lots of strain while bending. Stem is 1"x1" red oak and glued and screwed in place. Using polyurethane adhesive, so mating surfaces are dampned with water before applying glue. Ply edges need to meet exactly.
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