After finishing keel foil shape – with placing two POM (Poly-Oxy-Methylene) tubes into the top of them – I could install the keel box into its final position: between bulkhead “D” and “E”. The two tubes made for supporting the d=12 mm S/S rod that has been pushed into the ‘horns’ of keel foil across the keel box when keel is lifted to down.

There are two S/S316 tubes on the bottom of keel foil also to drive the S/S bolts supporting beaver tail torpedo bulb sides.

I drilled the necessary holes into one side of keel box according to the place of the hole on the keel foil, and after installation I drilled the other side holes using the opposite side as a ruler.


To install the gas bottle to the appropriate position (there is a regulation by the authorities that the gas bottle can’t be placed into the same airspace as the berth place, so it has to be separeted) – I had to make a special box that can be accessed only from outside (cockpit). Therefore I drove the gas pipeline from the cooker place to the aft where the gas box will be set. For this reason I glued small Mahogany plates into the bottom of hull inside. Clip pipe mounts to be drilled into the plates, not to the hull.

The oblique door frame between the bulkhead “E” and “F” (or from the keel box to “F”) was built in also. The front and rear side of the whole keel box construction has got Mahogany veneer layers – just for the spectacle.

The cockpit/deck stringers are also ready to glue into the slots of bulkheads (pre made in summer of 2010).

Some more pictures:

Veneer to plywood:

Rudder stock&plate