So I'm building a Shearwater 17, and I've gotten to the point where I'm ready (almost) to mate the deck with the hull.
I can't quite seem to get the deck to accept the bend at the main deck form. I almost had it, but when I loosened the wires to allow the deck to meet the hull - sprang!
Now I'm having a time getting it back together.
My question: Do I really have to match the deck at the shear line perfectly? I'm going to be painting the hull up to the shear, and i could go a little past that. Can I resolve this problem with thickened epoxy, or am I missing something?