Keelbolts and bowsprit

Keel ballast faired into hull and encapsulated in fibreglass
Silicon bronze keelbolts, nine in total, the aftmost above showing forward of its irremovable progenitor.
Bowsprit whisker stays and dolphin striker mocked up

Forward reinforcement, tying gammon iron backing to sampson post beams.

View aft, with engine removed for keelbolt insertions
Boom crutch pads


Mainsail and topsail to come. All but ballooner of Haywards’ Clipper Canvas (“the only stable polyester cloth in the world designed specifically for traditional and classic sails”) Light (7.2 oz). Looks, feels, and sounds like canvas. And the ballooner is from the excess of the Contender Superkote 130 light cream special run made for Ariki.