I spent 3 hours on the kayak today. The finger joints and the fiberglass strips over them finally cured last night. Today, I first beveled the edges of the bottom planks then stitched them together along the bottom edge and opened the two sides like a book. Then I began stitching the formers in loosely with the kit supplied copper wire. A little airplane mechanic trick here is to use safety wire pliers, they make quick, clean, tight twists in the stitching wire.
To tighten things and close the gaps requires two people. So I am waiting for an extra set of hands to arrive home from work. Then we can close the gaps and set the kayak aside for today and go find some pumpkins to carve.