January 2009

The keel is now trimmed and bonded to the hull. I feel a milestone has been reached.

Here's a close up of the stem. I should have made a bonding fixture as it was difficult to align it flush with the hull. Fortunately the glue was gelling so I could hold it in place with a couple of strips of tank tape.

I did put these two pins in place to locate the center section and I could then push the keel home without fear of it moving off center.

Finally I trimmed the stem, leaving 2mm proud for final trimming when righted.