Gunwale rails rounded over and hand sanded. Next time I'm going to finish the edge profiles before I attach the rails to the boat.
Added the spacer brass bolts with sex nuts. Using a clamped piece of wood to help with hole alignment.
Decided to go with the finish washers despite others saying they are a bad idea b/c they cut the wood and lead to rot, because they look good. Fashion trumps function.
I may leave the protruding bolts untrimmed - as defense from invading rubber-raft pirates.
Finally, drilled out the recess for the oar tower shaft.
Looking good. Now I need to decide if stainless steel bolts are good enough or maybe go with something like silicon bronze which would match better.