Transom, Keel and stem ready.

Here’s a few photos of the transom, keel plank and stem nearly ready for the set up of the molds.


You can see a piece of the flitches of timber I’m using in the background. There was a very useful sweep to the trunk and it’s proving to be very stable stuff. I’m using it “green” and the transom has stayed completely flat so far.

DSC_0062This rather blurry photo shows the transom and centreboard case set up on the plank keel. The eagle eyed among you will notice that the transom is missing a stern post. I’ll be fitting one on the outside of the transom as I’m going to use lashings to hinge the rudder. I used tar to seal around the centreboard case, hopefully it won’t leak.

Here the oak stem is attached to the keel plank. I’ll spring the curve in the keel once it’s set up on the stocks.
There won’t be much happening over the next while in the mean time I wish all my readers a very Happy Christmas and a Healthy New Year.

Why not contact Tiernan Roe, about having your dream boat built phone +353 (0)86 1586937 or email

Roeboats, Ballydehob, Co. Cork, t:+353 (0)28 38973 m: +353 (0)86 158 69 37


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