The first thing I noticed when looking at the strong back was that there was no easy way to position the first panel to the strong back. I fixed this by making small clips that I aligned with the bottom of the strong back and screwed to each strong back bulkhead.
I continued by installing the next row of panels.
I now have a complete hull that needs to be epoxied together, joints taped and fully glassed. Since I had a full set of float parts, I decided to wait on the epoxy, fiberglass work until I got the first float stitched to the strong back. Here are the photos of the same steps used to complete the first float.
Swan of beauty, swan of grace
A queen among her ancient race
She glides across the mirrored lake
No ripple does the surface break
It is very fitting. However, recently I've come up with a second name, "Cricket" because of the annoying little cricket that has moved in to my garage and sings to me constantly when I'm working!! I'll let you know what I decide.