This is the lofting of the sailing, plank keeled, model. Like our other loftings, this is a simgle blueline sheet, and measures 42" by about 19' overall. It's printed on 24# paper. The photo above was taken in the shop when we were first working out the details of her plank keel. It shows the cross section of the midship station through the keel (inboard) and the shoe (outboard). The reason this is a two-part keel rather than a single piece as is common to wherries, is that the MDE has less deadrise. This can be made of a single rabbetted piece, but it is far easier to make the keel and shoe as separate pieces, beveling the edges according to the plan, and then assemble them to form the keel rabbet. That shows clearly on the plan and on the lofting, and is thoroughly explained in the book.