wood duck 10 stern issue

Posted by Steele on Dec 23, 2007

I need some advice on stitching the stern. At the aft end the bottom and side panels were VERY difficult to get together. Even with the wood wetted out, many extra stitches (1/2" apart) and two adults pushing as hard as possible the panels do not meet at the transom leaving a 1/4 gap. Unfortunately just a foot or so forward of the stern the panels overlap. Any attempt to loosen the wire to fix the overlap results in the gap futher aft increasing to 1/2". Any ideas?