Monday, July 23, 2012

Dry stacking the Keel


After all the keel parts were fitted, I stacked them all together to make sure they fit properly. The top picture is viewed from the stern to the stem. You can see my batten patterns tacked to the keel side which were made from the lofting done very early in the building project. I used these patterns to confirm that the keel size and shape was correct. Also the vertical strips of the patterns gives me the location of each frame, keel bolt, floor and the rabbet. The bottom picture shows the forward portion of the keel where four pieces come together to hold the stem. A lot of fitting went on here.

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