I tack welded the bow plate into place starting at the top and that was a mistake as a gap in the side opened up as tacks got lower and lower.

So we stopped work on the bow and started on the transom but we started at the bottom and worked our way up both sides. We were 1/4″ out when we got to the top, but that was easy enough to trim away. I trimmed away too much but that too can be fixed.

Bow Plate

Transom

Transom Installation

Hammer Head – What you get when a hammer falls on your head.