View Full Version : Simmons 20 stem joint

04-20-2015, 07:01 PM
So, I'm putting on the first plank of my Simmons 20' and everything is going well. I am a bit confused about how to join/fair them at the stem.

Does anyone have any pics or advice on how they accomplished this? I've seen a lot of pics & they look rounded. To me and how my planks are laying it appears my options are squared or a sharp point.

Any help out there before I screw this up?


04-21-2015, 02:23 PM
Hope this helps.



04-21-2015, 07:10 PM
If it has a false stem on the outside of the real stem and planking, you just need to get the planks as close together as possible, but still allow the false stem to fit correctly.

04-22-2015, 04:49 AM
Are you maybe talking about how to get the planks to lie fair? Either a Rabbit or a Dory Lap (my preference) are used at the stem to transition from full plank thickness on both planks to a single plank thickness at the stem.

Not mine. Borrowed from internet for clarity only.

05-09-2015, 09:15 PM
I decided to take it to a perfect sharp point and round it off enough to accommodate wrapping 10oz cloth around it. Before launch I want to cover it w/ a bronze rail.


05-09-2015, 09:16 PM
Hopefully that's a good idea/solution