The first set of parts from Frank and Jimmie’s Propeller in Ft. Lauderdale. The drive shaft will go through this assembly to – at the end of the day – make a waterproof transition of the drive shaft from the
Frank started the keel construction. The stern looks awesome – all those jig saw pieces to create a solid wood section of the forward keel.
Build Progress Lofting
Box Keel takes shape
This is a short post. The bottom in done and we’re starting to loft the box keel. Frank (builder) coated the hull with pigmented epoxy to protect the wood. This was a fun step because everyone who drives by
and now… a bottom!
The bottom, (not to be confused with the keel,) is made up of two layers of overlapping marine ply which are deliberately cut and layed at opposing angles of the grain to add strength. It looked like a massive jigsaw