Otterblog

A record of the renovation of a
Wooden Drascombe Longboat 'Otter'


26th February 2007. Cleaned up centreboard slot and bulkheads.

Cleaned up the edge of the centreboard slot which I had already roughly cut.

Used a spline to get an accurate chine line on the new bulkheads.

I have already fitted the second strakes. The difficult task, which I have just started, is fitting the garboard strakes. Difficult because I am laying them in the reverse order. When a wooden Drascombe is built, the garboard strake is laid first. It doesn't have to be fitted because both edges are trimmed later. Then the second strake is fitted in a similar fashion.

With my repairs I have to cut the curve and bevel the edge of the garboard strake to match the existing second strake.

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Last updated: 27 February, 2007