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Before the half frames at the stern and the cant frames at the bow can be built into the hull, the keelson and deadwoods have to be set into place. The keelson goes in before the deadwood because it is sandwiched between the deadwood timbers. When all the whole frames are set in the keel notches they will not be exactly even, some will be a slightly higher at the floors. When the floors were set up for laser cutting, the inside and outside edges were offset .030 to allow for fitting and finish sanding. This offset will keep the ends of the keelson from resting against the deadwood when it is set on the frame floors. First the inside of the hull was sanded down to even out the floors; the keelson notches were deepened.


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