I am building a Prospector Ranger 15, Cedar Strip Canoe. After I finished stripping and removed all my clamps the center of the bottom, on the middle 3-5 station molds has lifted off the molds about a 1/4" inch. Aesthetically it looks fine, but it now has slightly more rocker than the original design and the bottom is more rounded that it should be. I think there is a number of reason where I screwed up to make this happen, but my question is should I fiberglass it the way it is or should I try and pull the bottom down to be tight with the molds, as best as I can, before I fiberglass it? I’m worried about the tracking and stability of the finished product. Does anyone have any experience with this problem? Thanks in advance for any help.
Is the hull one unit or as there something that goes on the upper length? …deck, gunwales, ?
How much different? …inches or fractions of inches?
Most of mine could use more rocker.
it will have gunwales and desks along the upper length added after I finish the hull. and I guess it would have 1/4 inch more rocker? at least the center will be 1/4 inch lower than the original design.
If you spread the gunwales a bit, does the rocker change? If so might be possible to correct the geometry with thwarts of the right length.