Hi all, I'm not sure how I hosed this up, and not sure whether the dacron/kevlar wrap process is intended to take this out (doubt it) but I'm about to hack off my whole keel due to it being hogged out (opposite of rockered). Note picture linked here https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/Ny7K5Bx7hYXwv6dyLJ_YEC1DRxqlx8aSBIKMcPmbK-4?feat=directlink
When I had it on station molds I plummed it perfectly straight and level (note the blocks I had to add to keep it from being even worse).
Any ideas on how to fix vs cutting the whole thing off and starting over?
thank you. Mike
Build 'happenings' that may have caused this; 1. I did not soak/steam my gunwales or inwales as suggested as they bent fine and held in the station mold notches just fine (perhaps the inherent flex when releasing from the station molds caused my backward keel?) 2. I notched in the station molds closest to the stems just a bit, to get the stringers to lay in with a natural curve (versus the bowed out way the molds seemed to want to force them out) https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/lLxxWdmNnQAGZDPpxGmLlC1DRxqlx8aSBIKMcPmbK-4?feat=directlink