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Thursday, January 28, 2010
Recycled boat part 31
Having to remove the paint from the bottom of the hull for the fiberglass to stick I bought one of these wheels and they work fantastic. This photo shows the keels being prepared and glassed on. There is bolts going threw the hull and timbers on the inside to stop the bottom bending.
The bilge keels I think will trap air and stop it being spilled out the sides, the boat could ride on a cushion of air and give it more speed with the little engine. They will stop it being twitchy at rest.