06 March 2011

Job’s Done

But too wet and windy to test, hopefully next weekend.

As I mentioned last post I glued together three pieces of oak left over from the rudder and leeboard into a board. In case one of the joins isn’t strong enough I also backed the board with perpendicular lengths of pine. All of this was given a coat of epoxy.

The hinges have been bolted on with 6mm stainless steel bolts on both the rudder and pivot board. To top it off I treated myself to a Ronstan Battlestick tiller extension.

The finished rudder:

I’m quite pleased with the wood on white contrast it brings.

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