But the piper, as they say, must be paid, and as I toil away now at installing the trim, I wonder if more care then would've saved me trouble now. Probably not, since the trim actually is covering most of the bad spots in the planking. The trouble is, there won't be anything to cover bad spots in the trim. Well, that's not entirely true. Several gimbaled oil lamps hide-or at least distract one's attention from-the two big seams where a couple of planks refused to match up; some framed photographs of our last boat, along with a spice rack, will disguise several other glaring blemishes. But I fear that on the whole, my lack of carpentry skills will be evident to even the most casual observer.