Join Date: May 2011
Location: "Longview Texas
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Drop keel and progress report
now the cooler weather is here(Central Texas) made some good progess recently. All wood work has been replaced, fordeck hatch made from original mold using ply and several layers biaxial 6 oz cloth, hull (below waterline) sanded, small blisters ground out and filled/faired with epoxy goopie ready for epoxy/grafite bottom coat, mast/boom inspected some jury rigged hardware (non stainless) replaced with stainless also some new blocks.
But niggling in the back of my mind now for some while has been, will the drop keel deploy when I get her on the water, so with the help of a couple of friends, got the stern lifted high enough to lower the keel partialy and all was good, big relief.
now onto making a gally box, dining table, calking windows,curtain rails/curtains.
Then try and figger out how to raise/lower mast on my own ??
also have a concern that the 4 horse nissan is not sufficient for this boat, Thoughts ???