I have the kit with all upgrades.
I started with frames. Eight finished, one to go.It is going nice straight forward work only with minor adjustments.
I'm thinking to replace the splited keel parts with new one. But I dont have chery wood.
Very good progress on the frames. Looking good.
the sandwich- keel..... I was also think about to change this part, but decided to give it a try, and after some correction it was fitting very well.
If you do not have Cherry or pear for a replacement - I would not use any other timber for this - but you can work a longer period without the keel.
First of have to fix the frames with the keelson and start the inner planking etc.
So a decision reffering the keel has still some time (weeks to go.....)
G'day Stan, she is a beautiful kit to build, your going great guns, I have changed a few things on my builds but I am really enjoying the building of them, I look forward to seeing more of your build,
Best regards John,