I'm replacing a broken stem strip on a longitudinal strip canoe, and am trying to puzzle out the tip design. It appears the kingplank doesn't go all the way to the front as most pics I've seen do. The arrowhead-shaped stem appears to come up above the deck height. The kingplank would appear to butt up to the back of the stem. Two rows of tacks follow the stem right up, and the gunnel appears to rise up slightly at the end to line up with the tall stem. Any similar canoe I've seen has a stem band extension at the tip for a painter ring, and then comes down to the kingplank (covering the stem) and back. This one would appear to come down to the top of the stem and back. That would leave a butt joint between the back of the stem and the kingplank. Is that how some were made? Or maybe the front of the king (now missing) was bevelled down to cover the stem? Or maybe I'm just looking at it wrong. Any info/thoughts appreciated. Photos would be awesome. Thanks!