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cautionary advice

No matter what tools you have, just make sure the keel line (center line) all the way up to the tips of the bow and stern form are straight. Most people pull a string line to align forms and end forms. Just keep sighting down the boat from different sides to make sure its straight. I had a tiny off build once and it pulled the tinest bit to one side when I pushed hard (fast). It annoyed the h--- out of me and I eventually cut down the center of the bow stem and fixed it. From then on I was obsessive over that. All the beautiful wood working tools are meaningless when you make that error. I really don't know any way other than closing one eye and sighting down the center of the boat from both sides front and back. If someone has a better way, chime in.

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Tool are worthless, unless..... *PIC*
Well said. *NM*
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