shearwater build question

Posted by David S. on Jan 18, 2008


I am currently building a Shearwater 17. I have just completed the "tack weld" stage and have my deck and hull temporarily wired together waiting the epoxy to cure. Everything is going well.

My question is in regard to the deck. When I separate the hull and deck and remove the temporary deck forms (to fiberglass the deck underside) what will stop the deck from flattening out to its original shape? It took significant pressure to force the deck around this form in order to wire it in place!