Friday, 11 July 2008

Stem Watercutters in place

Next up is getting the Watercutters in place.

First I drilled two sets of holes and lashed the boards to
the gunwales. I was surprised how stable the plates sat
after just the lashings.

Next the keel is clamped into position and a line to strung out
to check that everything is nice and aligned.

The keel is joined at both ends with doweling wedged
at both ends similar to the trunnel I used earlier. Finally
the keel is sawn and sanded to the right shape.

Here's the bow plate.

The view from the stern.

And from the bow.

Next up lashing the keel to the ribs and also
lashing/fitting the chines beside the keel.

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