There is one last detail before we get to the planking. Anywhere there is a keel joint that intersects the Rabbet, the notch that receives the boat planking in the keel, there needs to be a "stop water" which does just that. It stops any water that might get into the Rabbet from outside from traveling along the junction of the keel piece into the inside of the boat. Here the junction is the intersection of the knee which backs the Stem (front piece of the ship) and the top of the keel. Stop waters are typically soft wood dowels pounded into the hole you drill at the junction of the keel pieces and the rabbet.
|horizontal planking fore and aft|