Friday, July 27, 2012

More Keel

     Here is a photo from fore to aft. Still not put together. Need to put tar between the keel parts, drill the keel bolt holes, cut the shaft log for the Verna tube, put the stem on and cut the deadwood for the stern post seen in it's rough stage on the floor. The fitting of the stern post will be discussed at a later time. That operation ended up being a positive mistake.

      Below is the stem and it's deadwood. To fit the stem required moving it up and down a lot of times. To make it easier I attached temporary hinges to the keel and the stem so I could fold it back onto the keel, make the adjustments by grinding, planing or sanding, to the stem or the keel as needed and then flop it back into place and brace.

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