cutting deck panels

Posted by John J on Jun 10, 2007

cutting deck panels on a chesapeake 17.the plans and prints are vague, when setting the full sheet on the hull then tracing its outline from underneath, where do I make the butt joint in the cockpit?? Does it matter where it ends up exactly?? Do I maximize the full sheet length on the aft deck?? then wherever it ends up is the butt joint?? Any help is appreciated John J