The nylon skin is stapled into place and cut with a hot knife ( a modified soldering iron ) to prevent the thread from unraveling.
Next comes the long task of sewing up the skin. As the sewing progresses the staples come out. I'm placing the seam on the gunwale edge. This method of skinning is detailed in Chris Cunningham's book "Building the Greenland Kayak". For this boat perhaps sewing down the middle would have been a better choice so that the cloth would lay better. Now I will have to cut out some material and sew across the decks to bring things in.
Build and learn.