Sunday 12 February 2012

Why the keel needs replacing

The aft end has lots of repair patches and actually broke off as I lifted it on to the stand so I had to nail it back on.

Rotten frame fastenings were protruding from the center here

Splitting and rot under the bow knee, it no longer held the dumbs attaching the bow knee

The keel was made from Elm and is showing its 98 years of duty

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