Monday, January 3, 2011

The Keel is Taking Shape

The keel is beginning to take shape.  It is nine segments of African Mahogany laminated together. I'm hand planning it down and will achieve a NACA 0012 profile. I feel like I've walked 6 miles, 6 feet at a time. The keel receives two layers of glass cloth and a maximum thickness of 2" is allowed, so I have a ways to go. The keel's final shape will be needed in the later portion of hull construction to template the keel box from.

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