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one piece keel
Date: 7/4/2001, 7:51 am

I'm currently building my second baidarka. On my first I used a one piece keel. This was because I used white pine and feared the heaving lashings would saw through the wood as it flexed. I'm using white pine again and I must admit I'm tempted to use a one piece keel again. I understand the reasons I should have a three piece keel, but do those reasons outweigh the risk of a keel seperating? Any advice? Thanks. Stephen

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one piece keel
stephen -- 7/4/2001, 7:51 am
Re: one piece keel
West -- 7/5/2001, 1:33 pm