Photo 36. 2nd attempt to trace keel assembly
Copyright © 2006, James Allen
2nd attempt to trace keel assembly
The second attempt to trace a new keel assembly was made using the discarded material from around the original prefabricated keel assembly. This was traced onto a thin sheet of plywood, which was then cut outside the trace lines so that each section could be carefully sanded to fit exactly. These plywood templates were then used to trace each keel section onto the mahogany board. After several attempts to cut and reshape mahogany keel sections from these templates, the final result was reasonably successful.