The problem was that the lead keel has a straight edge which needs to face up to the curve of the boats keel. There is a keel filler part which is designed to be planed to accomadate the curve, but my gap was even larger than the keel filler.
|Curve bent into straight edge of keel|
|Pic showing template at back of keel shows original line of keel before bending.|
|This shows how the keel will sit lower down on the deadwood - where previously, I would have had some gaps|
|New template made off curved lead - here you can see where bottom of lead sits higher over the boat keel, such that no stock has to be removed from the boat keel.|
|Template sitting lower down on deadwoods. This will allow me recut topside of deadwood for a snug fit to the lead keel.|
Now I have some final fairing on the keel filler to do and should be able to finally fit the outer stem, forefoot filler, keel filler and deadwoods, which will bring me ever closer to turning over the hull..yeah!