Starting at the middle, stitch the plank forward......
Then Aft, I've trimmed off the surplus from the plank here.
The other plank will be put on oversize and trimmed to fit.
Then stitch the other side
Leave the Bow until last
I applied a bit of traction by suspending it from the roof beams with a luggage strap.
This just helps to get it all into an approximate position without having floppy planks flapping around. The bow then pulled in very easily
The keel was then stitched up.
There's still lots to do to wiggle her into shape but she looks right this time!