I'm building a S&G Shearwater 17. 2 questions:
1) Any benefit of doing the end pour before joining the deck to the hull? I'm thinking of using plywood from leftover deck forms, shaping to size and installing about 7" from the bow and stern. Once glued in, I can complete the end pour without the gymnastics required to do it at a later step. Has anyone tried this?
2) I tack welded the hull and deck, and then wired together as directed. I finished glassing the hull and dry fitted the deck back on to check alignment and noticed the deck hangs over the hull slightly in several areas - especially by the hatches. I'm concerned that once I glass the deck it might be too "stiff" to wire it for proper fit. Does it just require more muscle (tape, wire, etc.) for proper fit, or can I expect some hangover that can be sanded flush with the hull once cured?
Thanks in advance - the forum is great!