I bought a used Chesapeake 17 LT. I just discovered that, for reasons that pass all understanding, the buildier left a gap of about an inch between the top of the forward bulkhead and the deck. (This discovery occurred during my first pool session with the boat and not out in the Atlantic, fortunately!)
Should I apply patches on one or both sides of the bulkhead? Anyone got any other tips for this job? I've done a fair bit of filleting in building an MC 13, so I'm familiar with that process.