Sunshine and warmer (55°F) temperatures are certainly welcome and buoy the spirits a good bit. No major milestones to report but things do seem to be happening.
Lots of sanding going on toward finishing the bilges.
The operator error I noted earlier this month isn't as bad as I thought. The too-wide gap along the edge resulted from me not paying attention to fitting the panel around the chine. The chine was holding the panel too high, creating more of a gap forward of where the panel crossed the chine. Cut a little here, sand a little there and now... the panel fits well enough to use!
Two other projects, unrelated to Gardens, were completed: Simple mahogany picture frames for two pieces of Jan's artwork. Not a big deal but my miter corners and finishes are definitely improving!
I've about given up with my overly optimistic plans and time frames. Things happen when they do, not when I think they will. And sanding seems to never end!