One Piece Stem and Keel

Discussion in 'Wooden Boat Building and Restoration' started by Flipsdream, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. Flipsdream
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    Flipsdream Junior Member

    Is it permissible/advisable to construct one's stem and keel from a continuous piece of lumber?


  2. peter radclyffe
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    peter radclyffe Senior Member


    yes it is
  3. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    If it is rather straight.

  4. rwatson
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    rwatson Senior Member

    The preference is not to use one piece of timber ( as Par told you in another thread) because of the difficulty of bending it to shape.

    You would be better to laminate the curve out of smaller planks, or even plywood.
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