CODBLOG12: Ribs good to go

We’ve finished the ribs — that is we’ve replaced all that we think is necessary. There is one original one left which looks OK so it will stay. Hope we don’t regret that later but meanwhile it will give us a useful reference point for the next stage.

The Rudder Support Block has been renewed. This was hand-crafted by Jeremy Byrom out a mahogany gatepost provided by Rod Yates.

The Keelsom, which is the big plank inside the boat, sitting on top of the keel has been replaced using a very big chunk of oak which we planed ourselves. Its held in by the keelbolt securing nuts. Its got a curve to it so bending this thick plank was a gradual process tightening the nuts down, putting a turn on them each day until the thing was in position.

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