I have been wallowing in the pleasure of attaching final bits of trim to the boat.
There are long strips of trim that attach to the gunwhale, bits of which have gone missing over the years.
What to do? I go to the little hardware, carpentry, woodworking shop hard by my house. I have written about this place before. https://quietripple.wordpress.com/2018/08/15/succulents/
I explain the dimensions, profile and length of the missing pieces to the old gentleman who gave me the succulents.We ponder strategy. We have hardly a word in any common language. It does not seem to matter that much.
He explains that he cannot reproduces the exact profile of the existing trim but he can get pretty close. I will have to spend a couple of hours wielding the rasp to get it more accurate but the main job is done.
The whole thing took an hour, just a couple of hundred meters from home. It costs 1000 yen. Every thing is easy in Okinawa.
Ray Stevens circa 1970. Not exactly Neil Young.