With the hulls together, the next step was adding diagonal stiffeners and backing pads for the forebeam cleats and shrouds. The plans call for triangular stock or round stock. I didn’t want to mill triangular stock and couldn’t find half-round in the right size so I went with rectangular stock. I imagined that there was a chance water could collect on the upper joint along the stiffeners so I put a fillet along all the top joints. When gluing I used some sacrificial blocks to keep the wires from biting into the stiffeners.

Stock for Diagonal Stiffeners and Backing Pads

Preparing to Glue

Gluing With Sacrifical Blocks

Blocks and Wires Removed

Fillets Added On Upper Joint

More Stiffeners

More Stiffeners