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Final Fit and Scarf Joint of Keel Section:  I decided that due to the size and weight of the keel pieces, (and my advancing age), I may attempt to fit, scarf, and glue the final keel pieces on top of the boat versus gluing them on the ground and then fitting them.  With that in mind, I did the final fitting and scarf joint of the keel piece shown in my last posting.

I use a large compass to draw my scarf joint line.

 

Cutting out the scarf joint.

 

Sanding the scarf joint.

 

The keel piece screwed in place after final fitting.

 

   
   
   
   

The fitted scarf joint prior to gluing.

Roger will come over next week and help me heft the final 2X8X8 into place and fabricate the last keel piece.

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