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

21st March 2007. Dry Fitted Keelson and Stem

Cleaned up the transom. The curve of the garboard strake looks ok.

Planed two lengths of iroko for the keelson and scarphed them together. Pretty good join.

Also planed the three 10mm thick pieces of iroko for the stem.


Planed the edge of the garboard strakes to take the keelson.

Fitted the keelson and the stem

Put M10 bolts through keelson and hog to pull down the stem laminates. This one needs tightening a bit.

I used a strap to pull down the front before I could get the bolts in.

Had to crawl right up into the fo'c's'le to tighten the nuts. I was reminded that there are lots of 6mm holes to fill.

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Last updated: 25 March, 2007