Preparing for joining the side and keel panels

At the end of August I started to prepare for joining the side and keel panels. This was done by wiring the panels together with copper wire and whipping twine. The work started with drilling holes for the wires and rounding the panel edges so that they could be joint together.

Wired up panels front

After the panels were prepared they needed to be bent to correct form and the wires needed to be tightened. Above picture shows board that spreads out the sides and is supposed to be horizontal too. Front is supported by a 90 degree frame. The transom end of the hull is fully spread. The load at transom is so high that it needs to be wired with whipping twine to keep the panels together. The picture below shows the transom, I used small pieces of wood to tighten the whipping twine:
Wired panels

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