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Old 07-18-2011, 04:58 AM
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Hey all-

I am new to the thread and just recently purchashed a midwest boothbay Harbor lobsterman. I have been doings model baot builing off and on for quite some time now but figured I would see if anyone was familiar with this model..

Ibegan dry fitting the keel and noticed that it shows the prop shaft lcated between two pieces of the keel...however is seems as if only one piece of the wood is beveled so that it will fit..the teo pieces will not come together flush..thus leaving the shaft visible...does anyone have any experience with this?

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Old 07-18-2011, 06:21 AM
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Default RE: MIDWEST Boothbay Lobster

jt,

I'm not trying to be flippant but re-read the instruction manual. You'll find there are keel filler strips to center the stuffing box. Also, make sure you have everything turned the right way.

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Old 07-18-2011, 02:35 PM
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The shaft and keel are close to the same size, put them together and fill any gap.I built mine 10 yrs ago Read the instructions, then read them agan,before starting the build Also check out "lobster boat need some help" post 38 shows my boat Also go to Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat build by check6 Larry B
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