sorry I've not posted in a while been a bit busy cracking on with the gunnel's. I bought the timber rough sawn so had to plane it up true before I could mark out the gunnel profile from the plans.
That's done now I tried clamping them to the mold but they were too thick they wouldn't bend round. So I have planed them down to 3/4" thick they bend round nicely now although I'm worried how the glue will hold when the clamps come off.
I have the first gunnel clamped on and the glue areas marked out, I'm going to leave it on a couple of days to allow the timber to take up the curve before I glue it.