I flipped my boat upright today for planing the sheer. The foredeck from the forward bulkhead forward was easy. I used a $20 Buck Bros plane from HD. I bought an inexpensive sharpener with coarse and fine sides. I set the blade to a very shallow cut and it worked with very little effort.
My question is about the aft area. The MC 16.5 comes with two planing guides that I assume need to be connected together so they will reach across the boat. I can't find anything that tells me where to clamp them together. Can someone shed some light on that one? I think I simply make sure the arc along the bottom edge is lined up and just use a couple clamps to hole it all together. Like this?