Most of the week was I was either laid low, doing computer stuff, or tinkering a bit in the shop. Tonight I built Edith's high-speed keel. Galloway and Stone, in 1909, had removable keels (or skags, or skegs) on their boats to make flatwater rowing easier and faster. The Kolbs followed their recommendation. Here's a shot of them removing the keel as they enter the rapid stretch of the upper Green:
(If you cross your eyes just right you can see this in stereo)
And since Edith's first big trip starts with 120 miles of flatwater, I figured I'd better see what the skags were all about. Making the skeg was easy. Making the embedded hardware to bolt them into took a little longer. I'll finish this silliness tomorrow.
And the sideboxes are about done as well. They took almost all my clamps at once to pull together:
The wind is howling tonight. Might be our last blast of winter. Back to springtime on Wednesday.