17 January 2017: Well shipmates, today was kind of a cool day in the boatbuilding world. The day began a tad bit colder so I had to run the heaters and stove higher than yesterday. Yet what I was able to do was attach the stem to the bow.

I faired the excess epoxy off the stem and faired it up square so that it would fit nicely to the bow. I had to also move some heat lamps over to the front of the bow so that the epoxy could set up well. Mixing up some thick epoxy and having my wonderful wife come out and hold the stem so I could epoxy and screw the stem on soon saw it attached. Afterword’s I went ahead and made epoxy to fare the sides of the bow to the stem.

I think it looks pretty good, its seems to have set up pretty tough too.

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