The hull has a bottom panel and two side panels each side. Assembly starts by joining the lower side panels to the bottom panel and to each other at the bow. This is a stitch-&-glue boat, so the panels are joined with plastic electrical ties threaded through paired holes.
|The port lower side panel has been joined to the bottom panel. The ties are left a little loose at this stage, to allow fine-tuning when all panels are together.|
|Both lower side panels have been fitted and the port upper side panel is going on..|
|Dry-fitting the transom into the hull panels, tied in place for marking the panels for trimming to an exact fit, if needed.|
|Panels all tied together and tightened once the hull is straight. Some of these ties are copper wire, where it was found that a bit more tension was needed than electrical ties could provide without breaking.|
|Bulkheads (seat fronts) secured in position. The planks are temporary stiffeners to keep the plywood straight.|
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