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The Keel Back on Site

After the ceremonial keel laying the keel stock, still needing further shaping was taken to the sawmill and then back to Capt John’s shop.  This work being accomplished, the keel has been brought back to the Astillero where it will now stay until the Chalupa is completely built.

The keel back in the boat shed

The two pieces of the keel and the two stems are now joined by two oak dowels driven through precisely drilled holes at each scarf joint.