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As Shaun didn't have full length planks, he had to put them on in 2 pieces. This isn't a big issue, but you should try to stagger the joints so they don't all line up. Shaun didn't realize this when he started building. He should be alright though as I have recommended he add some extra glass in that area just in case it is a bit of a week spot. The glue joint is stronger than the wood fibers, so theoretically the wood should fail before those joints. The sides of the boat back aft are very lightly loaded as well.

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