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Mini Vee Race Boat Plans
Page Two
Keel

Keel

On the original Vee, I used three wide battens to frame up the bottom. A simpler method is to make a "keel" from two layers of plywood. (See picture below from the Dillon Pro Vee.) The first layer (the wider one) is made from 1/4" plywood; the second layer from 3/8". The drawings below illustrate the method.

A picture of the plywood keel from the Dillon Pro Vee.



BELOW: The two layers of the keel laid over the assembled bulkheads and coamings. Draw centerlines on the first (wider) layer and then align with the centerlines on the bulkheads.



BELOW: Measurements of the two keel layers.



BELOW: The steps involved in assembling the keel, including beveling the keel and addition of the bottom and pad, which will be covered presently.

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