I am making snail-like progress on my Coquina build, yet I am moving. I have 22 of the 24 strakes cut, the molds set up on a rolling frame, inner keel (hog, as they call it at Hylan's shop) attached to transom and inner stem, walnut crook milled transom knee attached, as well as the mast step assembled and attached. In short, I believe I am ready to hang the garboards.
In the detailed photos, it appears that they did attach the OUTER KEEL to the inner keel before any planking starts (or milled, rather than attached I guess).My keel is two piece, which is an alternative construction in the plans. I would note here that I am building in ply, and they used primarily a solid wood boat for most of their build pictures. I don't know if that matters, just mentioning it. They also used what appears to be a one-piece beveled keel, rather than an inner and outer, as is specified for the ply build. I know this sounds contradictory, but it looks like they used a solid one piece keel with the solid cedar planking, and there are no photos of how they did the two piece keel, which is the alternative for plywood.
My question: did any of you Coquina builders attach outer keel after the planking? If this were a skiff, I would say that attaching the outer keel--in essence the rub sole--would be best left for the last step.
But if the outer keel is necessary to get out the proper lower plank edge shape, I can see how it might be better to attach that before the garboards.
Anyone have an opinion on the order of attachment?