This week Passion X has been introduced to its keel manufactured at Complete Steelworx at Somersby and lovingly faired by Dave.

Passion X is sitting alongside Wild Oats XI in her massive boatshed at Woolwich Dock. Yesterday as well the rudder was fitted with very little fuss. Photos below show the progress.

The rest of this week are scheduled for underwater painting and antifouling.

Keel Joining

Keel Alignment – very accurate fit

Keel Aligned

Simon Smith directing the operation

Keel on

Keel on with Nick the Dock operations man in the foreground

PassionX Meets Keel

Keel being craned into position

Rudder fitted

The rudder and prop shaft in place

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