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Attaching the Bow-section Portion of the Keel to the Hull:  It would be tremendously unwieldy to make and preassemble the entire keel before attaching it to the hull.  Because of that I have decided to attach the front portion of the keel to the hull before fitting and assembling the remainder of the keel.

Roger and I center the keel prior to attaching it to the hull. While Roger holds the keel in place, I drill through the hull from the inside.
Drilling a corresponding hole on the inside of the keel. I use a carpenters square to make sure the keel is centered before gluing and screwing the keel to the hull.
Slathering a heavy coat of slightly thickened epoxy to the hull. After the keel in screwed into place, Roger smoothes the joint.

The finished keel.

Next I'll go back to Home Depot and buy another piece of 2X8, which I'll use for the second part of the keel.

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