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67016Re: Long Term Immersion of Micro-series Salient Keels

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  • c.ruzer
    Oct 10 5:39 AM
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      --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "Paul" <lefebeaver@...> wrote:
      > I'm still building a micro following Lenihan's approach - been at it for nearly 10 years now with home maintenance and business travel continuing to get in the way, but I'm not ready to give up just yet. I am following Peter's laminated deadwood keel approach for strength - there are strong currents and shallow rocks in my area, as there are in Peter's home waters on the St. Lawrence river, so I wanted a solid keel for many of the same reasons he did. My boat will be trailered, but I know Peter kept Lestat in the water near Montreal all summer for years, and when I saw the boat after several years of such
      > treatment it still appeared very solid.


      > I'm laminating the deadwood out of 2" mahogany with epoxy; I settled on these dimensions after reading Devlin's Boat Building which addresses such things.
      > Am hoping to pour my lead in the next month or so... get the birdsmouth mainmast together in the basement over winter. Next year.... always next year...
      > Paul Lefebvre

      Devlin's... right. Thanks for the feedback Paul. Hey, good luck with getting that lead done soon.
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