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Bilge Keels

21 Apr

After installing the 4th board I started and completed the Bilge Keels.   These are made from oak stock.   I first rough cut the compound curves to closely match the shape of the hull then shaped to the finish look.    I attached mine permanently with epoxy and stainless steel screws.  They can also be attached with screws and bedding compound if you want the ability to replace once they wear out.

Rough cut to shape

Finished, epoxy and SS screws attached

Showing the bilge keel installation

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Posted by on April 21, 2010 in Building Stage

 

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