Deviating somewhat from the plans, I'm doing the forward skins first. I've got Judith to help me and we started with the three rivets in the corner followed by the nutplates, as called for in the plans. Then we did the row of rivets where the side skin butts to the bottom skin followed by the double row at the bottom channel. Those rows had the most difficult to reach rivets; with them out of the way we should be able to do the rest fairly easily. It is my plan to have Judith help me get all rivets below the main longerons/decks and I should be able to reach and buck the rest myself. Note that rivets are not being placed along the firewall as those will get done when I install the cowl fasteners.
Rivet count: 185 Total: 12989 - Plus 549 done at Van's