keel construction

  1. MGC

    Cedar strip keel bedding

    I am not very familiar with cedar strip canoe construction but it's time to learn. Mine leaks a bit under the keel. I presume that the person that varnished it 10 plus years ago removed and replaced the keel and did not bed it properly....I am only guessing. Are these keels bedded? Is there a...
  2. T

    Keel Question

    I am restoring a 17', 1967 Old Town Otca. The old keel was rotted and needs to be replaced. I am debating whether to make a new one to replace it or just not put one on. My question regards the forming of the cupped surface that is on the boat side of the keel (where the bedding compound gets...