Reassembly almost done, the varnish and new bands go on. Then its flip it over, install new gunwhale backers and build on it.
new backers up front, strips werent carried to the ends. backers had split and were not longer holding.
Sanding belts, 60 and 80 grit when cut open at 8' long when cut span the form, and two people pulling across fair the wood quickly. high spots are taken down and the curve faired.
First couple of strokes show wood removed where bands would not lie flat. Once smooth the steel bands lay flat, eliminating any potential bounce when the tack is driven through ribs and planking, for a good clench.