Photo 31. Installation of the prefrabricated keel assembly
Copyright © 2006, James Allen
Installation of the prefrabricated keel assembly
With the first layer hull planking complete, it is now time to install the keel because the second layer planks will be butted up against this. Robine has started assembling the prefabricated keel pieces from the stern, which was the logical thing to do in giving consideration to the format the keel joints. She has carefully, checked and measured the entire keel assembly to make sure it fits against the hull snugly, before applying any glue. She has also chosen to use nails as well as PVA glue to make sure the keel stays firmly attached during further handling and mounting of the model.