Thursday, January 31, 2013

Keel Bolts

Another picture of the keel on her side. This shows the double 1/2" keel bolts at the rear of the boat to accommodate the keel shaft that runs through the middle of the keel in this area. You can also see the come-along I've chained to the keel which I used to raise and lower her onto her side.  Using this method I could do this without help. At this point the keel is bolted together with the exception of the stem and the transom stem. The black lines are tar which was put between the main members or sections of the keel.Tar has been used in boat building for centuries.

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