I've clamped my outwales in place and found that they are a little shorter than the inwales, so don't quite reach the points at either end. I also likely cut more of my canvass off the top at the ends than I should. I'd be grateful for any suggestions how to proceed. I've cut 1/8 inches off the top of the last cant rib in the front, and shaved off a little on the inside and outside of the end of the out wale (first picture). I haven't yet done anything to the aft (second picture). Absent a better suggestion, my current plan is to get some 2 mm brass plate to create a cap to cover the top, sides and face of each end, to put under the stem band. I'm thinking it would give some added protection when I need to rest one end on the ground as I load or unload it. As always, any advice would be welcome.