Prepare Hull for Keel Installation: Before gluing the keel to the hull I have to make a flat spot on the bottom of the boat the width of the keel. Since I plan to use a 2X12 as the material for the keel, the flat spot needs to be about 2 inches wide.
|The second cut is made parallel to the hull plank. This step is repeated on the other side.||The finished notch before
|Using a piece of 2X6, I
mark where I want to cut a notch in the bow.
|The first cut for the
notch is made using a Japanese draw saw.
|I use a sharp
chisel to clean out the notch.
|The cleaned out notch.
|I use a grinder to clean the area just above the notch in preparation for planing.||Next, the rest of the bow
and bottom of the hull is planed.
Planing the centerline of the bottom of the hull.
The finished product. The next step is to make a pattern/form for the keel.