Next onto installing the deck filler onto the sheer clamps. I cut stock from DF and then cut a 15deg bevel off one side. This however proved very thick to bend inside the sheer clamp, so I tried my hand at steaming.
Being new to steaming, I elected to use a 4" soil plastic soil pipe. I found a plan on YouTube which showed simply plugging both ends and using wooden dowels along the bottom of the pipe so that the stock is not resting on the wall of the pipe but rather on a rack of dowels.
I had a Black & Decker wallpaper remover steamer device which I was able to plug into a brass adapter in one end of the pipe.
Next process was to fit the coaming knees. This was made simple by the addition of full sized patterns in JB's plans. Clamping the knee to the bulkhead proved nigh well impossible due to its shape, so I used bronze screws to secure it both to the sides and bulkhead.
Next I have to refine the 15deg bevel along the deck filler to accommodate the coaming. I made up a plywood former with the 15deg angle on one side and a small torpedo spirit level attached to the other, which will allow me ensue that the coaming angle is accurate. Initial trial testing indicate that I have only minor adjustments to make, however I think that the coaming angle makes a very big visual impact on the look of teh boat so I will trial fit patterns before signing off on this process.