Got to work on trimming the "fill in" piece between the stem and the keel down to shape. That went ok, although I managed to cut (lengthwise) through a screw with my circular saw and THEN plane the same (half) screw with my planer. Saw took it ok… pretty much ate the blades on the planer. I’ve hit screw heads with it before and it mostly survived, but that was too much for it.

Anyway, got the piece planed down to a nice curve and started sanding the stem to the designed 3/4" width at the bow, tapering back to full width against the hull.

LOTS and LOTS of dust 🙂

Time = 45 minutes