This morning I shaped some of the filler from yesterday.
Over the past few years the stringers have gotten pretty nasty, and the texture of the paint was a little rough, so I cleaned them with some fine sandpaper. Now they are clean and smooth. This should help prevent catching and fraying the fabric when we put it on.
The stringers have taken a little bit of a bend already. If I were starting fresh I’d use the heavier stringers that Mark G. sells.