Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Rudders in the bag

We didn't have a long enough piece of wood for the Keel strip and we wanted to do the keel and fiberglass tape at the same time so we decided to hold off on the keel and taping the seams till tomorrow until we can go buy some more wood and work on the rudder instead. I cut and laminated some 7/8" thick fir strips together that the rudder will be shaped from and made a rudder template. Dad cut out and laminated all of the rudder cheek parts and the doublers out of 1/4" ply that will eventually support the rudder and the pivot pin. When I go back to Raleigh, I will take the rudder, center thwart and rudder cheek filler blocks to the woodshop at school so that I use their nice big planer to get those parts perfectly thicknessed (is that a word?) like I did with the centerboard.

All clamped up: Rudder (Left), Cheek pars (Right)

1 comment:

Capt'n "O" Dark 30 & Super Boo said...

new look to the blog too... our little sailor man is all "growed" up!! - Is that a word??? :-0