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  • Alick Burt

Sailing Rig Lee board bracket.

Having studied different lee board bracket designs in Todd Bradshaw's book I decided on the Morris style set up but with my own cabinet makers twist.

Where the cross pieces join the working faces I am adding a dovetail for extra strength.

Having prepared the parts I cut the tails.

and then marked and cut the sockets.

then I cut the end pieces to a more pleasing shape

I also made a pair of extra large buttons to hold it to the gunwales.

I then glued up the dovetails and temporarily screwed the other blocks in place before checking the position of the buttons on the hull.

I left it at that for now and the blocks will not be fully fitted until I have the bolts that the lee boards pivot on in place but you can see the idea.

I still have to round edges and finish it but I am moving on to the lee boards themselves next.



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