Our 12 new bronze oar locks arrived this week
While waiting for mahogany to arrive, I was able to cut the keel bolts from threaded rod stock
The mahogany finally arrives!
After building and fitting a pattern and using it with the piece taken out of the boat, I was able to trace a fairly accurate line on the wood.
Alfie helps me scribe the pattern
The STBD piece is fitted in place
Both pieces here are dry fit
They are then taken back to the shop to have the keel bolt holes drilled
Back in the boat, the new keel bolts are put in place
The recovered top pieces for the centerboard trunk are glued back together with wooden dowels in place to give it some strength.
The area under the keel and inside the CB trunk are primed with red lead paint and keel bolts set in the keel with thickened epoxy
The threads are left long but chopped off flush later
Here is a wide angle view of the new keelson in place.
The two recovered halfs of the centerboard trunk are dry fitted into place