I know what went wrong.
The left engine was not fully inserted into the engine cowling causing a missed alignment which led to this.
So I will have to get over it and it will stay that way forever.
I have learned a lot since I reunited with my forgotten hobby back in December 2013 with one exception: forgetting to always dry fit parts before glueing them.
Double-checking and even quadruple-checking are sometimes not enough.
I will try my luck next with the pontoons, but then maybe it’s not a good idea to install them right away.
I sure hope Plane Dave is reading all this.