Finished the lapstrake sides of the hull Friday night, then took most of yesterday off to go pick up a 1957 Johnson 35hp motor to hang on the transom (if I ever get to that point). When I got back to work last night, my intent was to start installing the cross-planked bottom.
However, it quickly became apparent that the inner keel, which is already glued & screwed to the stem and notched into the transom, is too high in the after third of the hull. A plank laid across the hull from chine to chine actually sits up on the inner keel, which appears to be 1/4" or so proud for about the last 36" of the bottom.
I've hit it with a belt sander and a power planer and the going is very slow indeed, and I'm afraid it's going to end up like that old story about cutting the legs on a wobbly table. You cut this one, then that one, then the other one, then this one again, etc. and the table ends up 6" from the floor. I'd love to figure out a way to register a router to the height of the chines and just use that to shave the inner keel to the exact same height, but either I'm not that smart or I haven't had enough caffeine yet this morning.