Friday, March 22, 2013

Having a Keeler Time!

Having fun writing the blog.

Putting epoxy on the bottom of the keel. We also spread epoxy on the boat where the keel will sit.

Putting the keel on the bottom of the boat.
Lining the registeration marks up on the keel and boat.

Underneath the boat putting in screws.

Cutting off part of the keel.

Planing down the keel so that it is even with the stem.

Friday, March 15, 2013

"What We Can Do When We Work Together" - N.F.

We used a Skilsaw and a cut - off guide to cut the stem.
This is a close up of our bow stem .
Clamping on the bow stem with ratchet straps .
A close up of the front of the boat . We scuffed up the inner stem using a razor knife .

We're putting epoxy on the stem of the St. Ayles Skiff to glue on the outer stem. In the backround we are sanding our gunwales.

Spreading epoxy on the stern to attach the outer stem.  
We used a chop saw to cut an angle into the front end of the keel.

A close up of our scarph joint at the bow, where the keel meets the stem.

Clamping on the keel using ratchet straps and C clamps. This was done in order for it to be straight and centered.  

Friday, March 8, 2013

Almost the Hull Way There

We used the electric stander to sand the boat.
Planing a bevel into the stern stem.

We're gluing the keel together.

Here's a close-up of our "clothes pin scarph" in the keel.

We were planing down the keel after we glued it together.
We're putting the keel on and marking where it hits the stem.
We had to cut the scarph joint into the stem so there was more surface to glue where the stem and keel meet.

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