Thanks to those who helped with my bottom and side panel dilemma. Everything is re-stitched and looking good.
After dry fitting the deck for the first time I've got a few trouble spots to work out.
1. I have an overhang issue again just beyond the cockpit to the stern. The sheer panels overhang the side panels around 1/4" at the widest point. The overhang is equal on both sides. I'm guessing I need to loosen some stitches on the hull forms and deck forms to correct this, but I'm hesitant because I finally got the bottom and side panels lined up and snug to the hull forms. I'm guessing this is also too much to just shave down. Again, the overhang is the same on both sides. The rest of the deck is flush to the side panels. Here's the pic, looking from below up to the overhang:
I also have a gap where the deck panel and sheer panel are wired into the main deck form. Am I better off trying to close with an additional stitch or lossening the stitches at the form?:
Finally, I'm not sure if I have the transom positioned properly. Right now it is a little inset in the bevels of the side and bottom panels, resulting in a little overhang of the deck over the transom. Should I close the stern a little tighter and have the transom sort of act as more of an endcap at the stern (for lack of a better term)?:
Thanks for the help/suggestions in advance!