Fig 29: Don is hand fitting the area that will butt join with the side planking. The builder should also carefully fit the planking along the center of the keel. Before final installation, transfer the contour to the plywood for the second side.
Fig 30: After gluing and fastening the first bottom panel in position, it is faired at the stem forward of Frame #3 to provide a surface for the second bottom planking to lap.
Fig 31: The second bottom panel is hand fitted. The mating surfaces are liberally coated with glue and fastened in place. Observe the shape of the bottom panel as it jogs to fit a butt join along the keel. At the forward end, the second bottom piece will lap the first bottom plank.