Laying the Keel

Building the Keel

Traditional boat building calls for a structural member called a keel. In a stitch and glue boat laying a keel is just a bit different.

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Transom Thickened Epoxy Curing

Transom Glued In

With the zip tie stitches removed, all that remained was gluing the temporarily screwed in transom into position.

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Zip Tie Stitches Removed

Stitches Removed

The stitch and glue skiff loses its stitches – the zip ties that helped establish the boat’s shape and made it possible to tweak alignment before finally gluing the sides and bottom with epoxy.

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