cap? OK, I was thinking to be able to extend the inwales all the way to the stem including a slight tapering from the widest part of the deck. I don't like the looks of the existing cutout. The outwales and inwales are total toast. I have all of 3 feet of outwale left to use as a template. The inwales are completely gone in a few places. I have one new ash inwale clamped under the old one waiting for it to firm up and the other soaking. I wasn't planning on attaching an ash cap over an ash inwale but I guess it's either that or an ugly butt cutout. I just wanted to get rid of the existing cutout and end up something like this with the stem mortised under the inwales.