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Dec 14 - Stitched bow
The shape of the hull comes together quickly. At the extreme top of the hull panels (just out of the frame of this photo) is a single clamp, which must be very precisely placed to get the panels to line up perfectly before you start stitching the panels together. As you progress, the panels gradually close up to each other and the hull shape is formed.

Placing and tightening the wires can be a bit tricky at times, as the hull panels don't always want to come together easily. But, with a little perseverence, everything comes together very well.
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