I am almost to the point of installing the seats in the skerry. One of my initial concerns was bending the panels around the frames, particularly in the stern. One result is the curve of the boat is greater than the straight edge of the front and rear seats. I spoke with CLC folks today as I was getting a few things there, and the rep told me that differences in the okoume plywood can make the curves of the boats vary some.
I was wondering whether anyone had run into the curve of the boat in the middle of the seat sitting farther than the rest of the run along the sides of the seat. If so, any ideas for insuring a strong bond with the sides?
If I sand the end down too much to get the seat close to the sides, the seat's level may be affected. I have not worked the seat much yet so I dont know the tolerances but the seats will not sit flush due to the curve