I've just completed the "tack welding" step on my Shearwater 17, and I have arge gaps between the tops of the two permanent bulkheads and the deck. The top of the front bulkhead is quite round whereas the deck has a more angled shape where the top and sides of the deck meet. Therefore, I have about 1/4" gap above the rear bulkhead and almost 1/2" gap at the corners of the front bulkhead. I think this is normal based on prior threads, but I'm concerned with the size of the fillets necessary to fill those gaps. Have others just filled them with thickened epoxy (and was that strong enough), or have you fabricated wooden gap fillers? I really don't understand why the bulkheads would be cut the way they are....
Thanks for the help as always!