I roughly shaped up the deadwood to match both the lead keel and the boats keel. It looks ok but the angle of the deadwood where it supports the lead keel seems more acute than that of the lead keel - so I am not altogether sure if I have to do quite a bit more trimming off the "top" of the deadwoods.
More curiously, the keel filler which goes between the keel and the lead keel is curved, having been made by laminating to the shape of the outer keel on the hull. The corresponding part on the lead keel is however straight - so I presume I have to plane down the keel filler straight Fair enough...but on closer inspection, that will mean in fact removing all of the keel filler in the centre to attain a straight line from one end of the filler to the other. That in itself is probably not such a huge issue, but it does make me wonder if the keel on my boat is more curved that the designer planned...
Here's the keel filler - it looks like a tuning fork!
|Keel filler sitting on its position on top (underneath) the lead keel|
When I took this off the keel and placed it on the lead keel you can see that there is quite a mis-match so I am pondering what is the best solution. The gap at the ends is deeper than the section of the keel filler. Alternatively I suppose I can build up the shape in the keel filler by adding new "wedges" to flatten out one side of the keel filler.
Am I over-thinking this? Comments Please!