I have begun building my Skerry. I have stitched the #1 panels to the bottom and stitched the stems together. When I began to put the frames in the stitches were too tight. I loosened them and got the frame #2 in ok.
Frames 2 and 3 are a problem though. I am not certain I have their positions correct. I think Frame 3 is too far back. It pulls the stiches out to press it into position. I wont be able to force the stem in the back together again. Looking at the frame for 3, the curve that seems to be intended to drop over the top of the #1 panels goes out over the edge. If I were to move the frame #3 toward the bow maby 1/2" it would seat better in a wider part of the boat and allow the stem to close better as it wouldn't separate the stern so far so close to the end.
My measurment went across the diagonal to 122 7/16". I checked several times. The bow frame fits better but moving it 1/2" forward would seem to make it fit the grooves for the top of the panel better. I also checked several times. I have the frames on the correct side of the lines. The middle frame #2 seems a better fit as is but it doesnt have the overlap and there is the most room to play with.
Also checked the bow end vrs the stern. The long panel is my bow. The #1 panels are also positioned correctly.
Can someone offer some advice on panel positioning and measurments. I can send pictures.
Advice greatly appreciated..