So I cut my shelves out out of Versalam 1 3/4" thick, I got both fronts out of 2ea. 2x12x10' and both back shelf's out of a 2x12x14' only will have one joint up at the AB line. I thought I ordered 1 1/2" thick but it came 1 3/4" I thought no big deal bigger is better right
. Then I saw some pictures surfing the site this morning of some beautiful completed boats & noticed how much the shelves take a bend up to the bow. I then remembered reading something about planing down the shelves and adding a cap later on. I assume this is so the shelf will make the bend up to the bow by planing it thinner than 1 1/2". I have the shelves at my home shop and will need to load them up to go to my real shop to plane down since I have no planer at home. And I cant find my reading glasses to look in the book, I hate getting old I used to have 15/20 vision.
Also I assume the shelves get their bend up to the bow as you attach the sides and the bottom can't remember reading about this either. Any comments appreciated,