|Oak on the truck|
|The mulch I went there to get originally|
|a 12' and a 16' 2x6 fresh from the lumberyard|
|ignore those plywod bandaids|
|These joints are not watertight|
|3 pieces, but it fits the pattern|
|It got sanded smooth after the glue dried|
So now I have an actual, fully formed stem. This one, I think, will work. Next step is to stand up the frames and stem on the strongback, then start forming the keel. Progress!