Thursday, 10 January 2013
Centre Board Trunk fitted
Once the epoxy had set, I removed the clamps this morning and re-checked alignment - measuring top of the trunk from each sheer plank to confirm symmetry. It was rock solid and within 1 mm from sheer to sheer - all told a satisfactory result for the first time wooden boat builder!
As these nights are getting cold - forecast -3 deg celcius tonight, I have an electric blanket covering the keel and two small radiators running underneath the hull - should keep her nice and warm for the night.
Tomorrow - hope to start cutting out deadwood for the keel and attaching the outer stem and forefoot keel filler/ There are quite a number of different components making up the "keel" of this boat which initially was a world of confusion, but the fog is clearing and I now see the end in sight to having a finished underwater profile. Exciting!!