Posted by: Alan Richards | October 18, 2009

Day 188 – 18 October 2009 – Keel pieces done

The keel pieces went on quite easily. In the process,  I learned an important lesson in boatbuilding: – you can’t uncut a piece of wood.  What happened was that I thought I had the length right and cut it only to find that it was about 1/8″ too short.  Normally, you would put it aside and start again, but this was an expensive piece of oak that had a lot of work put into shaping it.  Luckily, the epoxy filler is very forgiving and lets you get away with inadequate joinery skills.  We are spoiled when we work a lot on computers with the ability to click on “undo” and revert to before the mistake with only the loss of some time.15 Oct 09 001

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