Just started my first build (Chester Yawl) and have a couple of questions. I noticed on one builders's website that he coated the frames, bulkheads and other parts with epoxy before assembling them. It seems that this would make the coating and sanding a good bit easier. However, I was wondering about the bonding of the fillets which was then done to epoxy rather than raw wood. Would this have any negative effects?
Secondly, as I epoxied the scarf joints on the planks, it was evident that some of the planks were slightly warped. Should I be concerned, or will they come together properly as they are tied in to the frames and transom?