Bands are off, ready to be faired. New steel has been sheared into strips, and new gunwale backers milled.
One of the problems to be corrected is that the bands dont lay flat, and the nail in the middle didnt help as they already were not tight
Hooking the bands under the bottom of the strip planking also was not tight enough to keep the bands tight to the form
Besides the bands not being fit tight, the form is not faired smooth so the bands wont lay completely flat
Growing pile of banding
Loose enough to get the aviation snips under
Wrecking tools - no finesse here
At the other end
A few spots to repair
Ready to be faired
Repairs, fair the form, new steel bands, gunwale backers and we can set the stems and rails and begin building.