|Port bottom planking, dry-fit with screws and washers.|
About midway along the keel, there is an open seam approximately 18 inches long, and about 5/32" at its widest point. There was also supposed to have been a transition joint just forward of the end of the keel. I did not pre-plan for this, and as a result, I kind of messed it up a little bit.
|5/32" gap along the centerline of the keel.|
|The missed transition joint.|
In retrospect, I think both of these mistakes could have been avoided if I had overlapped the planking along the centerline of the keel, and trimmed the whole length to fit as I went.
There is another small gap between the bottom planking and the side planking at the stem.
|Another small gap up forward.|