So the waiting to find out about some Oak goes on, Every week I
call places back they say another week so not much I can do. Hopefully
tomorrow morning I will have some news on it. In the mean time I've
made some false "kind of half garboards" to fill the rabbet, I really only
did this firstly to practice spiling and secondly it gives me the true size
and shape of the keel prior to rebating.
I also went and cut templates for 5 of the Iron floors because unfortunetly
when the rust came off they have thinned quite a bit and will need
replacing as well. We're going to try and find a blacksmith to replicate
them but failing that she will probably get welded steel plate floors instead.