same here

Posted by LeeG on Jul 25, 2006

Some overhang can develop and although it's a variance from the ideal it's not significant in the big picture. The overhang can be cut off.

I think some of the mismatch between bottom and sides can develop when the bottom panels are wired a bit too tight together BEFORE being wired to the side panels.

In the same vein it's VERY important that the two side panels don't shift with regards to each other in the first few wirings as that will be exagerated by the end with little success in "untwisting" without things popping out in another direction.

The stitching up of hulls with pre-glued sheer clamps involve a big more "splitting differences" than hulls formed just with 4mm to get things to line up as the preglued sheerclamp/side panels are held with more tension than a hull such as the Arctic Hawk or Shearwater . While the Chesapeake assembly is given as a 1,2,3,..etc. process there's a bit of scoping out the whole assembly and working back to the initial steps. Once the hull is wired up, even loosely it's really hard to take out any twist that started as a mismatch in the first few wirings.

When the bottom panels are wired too tight it seems to exacerbate the dip in the cockpit when wired to the stretched side panels.

In Response to: Re: stitching by George K on Jul 25, 2006