'm stitching the bottom to the sides on my CH16. After getting down the hull about a quarter of the way it looks like I'm going to have a hell of a time joining the bottom to the sides in the middle of the boat. I've checked and rechecked the beam width at 23 1/2 inches, but it looks like that I'll have to really pull the side and bottom panels together quite a bit in order to stitch them.
Does this sound normal? The bottom section in the middle will have to flatten out quite a bit. I don't want to venture down the wrong path too far.