Butch in your before and after posting
, (september) I belatedly noticed that you appear to have three planks upwards all in a vertical strip with the same start and finish positions. Isnt this going to add significant weakness here. I thought that these planks were supposed to be staggered?
I may be talking out of my whatsit, cause I have never owned a wooden boat, but I do a lot of woodwork, and that doesnt look quite right!