I'm building a Shearwate 14. I've got the entire thing stitched together per the manual. I'm just wondering how well all the seams need to match up. Most of them are perfectly aligned, but there are a few where there is a slight overlap of one panel on the other (maybe 1/16 inch). Particularly on the deck in front of the cockpit where there is quite a bend in the Sapele. The top (Sapele) panel is slightly higher than the bottom(Okume) panel. I've put in some extra stitches, but it's still riding a bit high in a few spots. Would tape help? SHould I put in even more stitches?
This probably depends on how much these joints will be sanded/rounded prior to fiberglassing I'm guessing. Having never done this before, I don't want to mess it up and end up sanding through the top layer of the plywood to get the seams to match.