Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Rudder and Stock

Today I completed all the woodwork for the rudder and stock. I must cut out a section in the trailing edge of the rudder for the lead weight; then I’ll need to form a mould there made from wood before melting 3 kilos of lead to make the weight.

When the lead has cooled and has been smoothed to the correct profile, I’ll be able to apply fibreglass to protect the rudder from the elements; likewise the boat plans require me to cover the stock with fibreglass.

What to do next, I’m uncertain, but the weather and necessary duties during the next few days will determine the outcome.

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