Fitting this first laminate requires temporary screws driven into the hull to pull it into place. I didn't like the sound of this, but I couldn't see any alternative.
These clamps were a gift from my son a couple of years ago, and they are really useful. Thanks Nick!
The laminate bent well and didn't fight back too much - even at the bow. I was fairly pleased with this outcome so retired for the day.
I marked up and drilled the port laminate exactly the same as its starboard counterpart, and fitted it in the same way.