PAnderson Posted January 11, 2016 Share #1 Posted January 11, 2016 It's too late for me now but I hope I caught this soon enough to help others. I am building this kit now and discovered the possible reason this is happening. I added the frames to the mold and did all of the other work. I popped the hull off of the mold and measured the width of the hull and compared it to the plans. Almost 133 MM on the plans (frames 8 & 9) and I measured 132.8 MM on my hull. Cool, I am not going to have the problem that I have been reading about with the short thwarts. NOT TO BE!!! After I fit the tween frames, letting them dry, gluing them, I thought all was well. After I removed the clamps I measured again across the hull. Lo and behold, the hull had spread almost 4 MM. Like I said, too late for me now. But at least I now know and have a chance to remedy this properly as I proceed. Not sure how to do this though. For future builders, I think over bending the tween frames to take out the stress and having them fit in a more relaxed manner is the solution to this problem. I hope this helps someone in the future. Paul mtaylor, Canute and CaptainSteve 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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