I purchased a cheasapeake 17LT about a year ago. It sat in the garage most of the time while my wife and I moved. I had glued the side and bottom panels before the move. My friend and I started putting it together about a week ago, and everything was going fine. We have been attaching the bottom to the side panels and I have some questions. One, how much of a "V" should be in the keel under the cockpit area? My boat looks great at the font aand how I would expect but then it looks flat across the cockpit. It goes back to a "V" toward the stern. Is there a stitch technique I may be missing? Also, and this is my biggie, I started stitching at the bow, and things have been lining up great, but as I've gotten closer to the stern I've noticed about 2" differential between the length of the bottom and side panels. The bottom is sticking out more than the sides. Do I just trim this up, or could I have made an error previously? Any help would be greatly appreciated.