Don't worry, this question isn't as dumb as the last one! ;)
I'm at the stage of removing the wires. I managed to get the shear panels positioned properly, tack welded, and dry-fit the hull and deck. I got a good test fit , but there still seemd to be a LOT of tension on that semicircular deck former, and when I removed the stitches , the deck seemed to spread noticeably wider. I read "twofootartist"'s Construction Notes, and he experienced the same effect. Is this typical/normal?Wes writes that he remedied the problem "with a belt sander", but I don't really want to go that route if there is another. Will this kayak fit together?
Has anyone ever tried steaming the deck plywood with the deck former in place?