Final adjustments to the rudder
As I had hoped, I finished painting the deck. Apart from touching up, there’s no more painting to do. I also did the last varnishing of the keel weights. To make the weights more streamlined, I’ll fill the gap between the aft edge of the keel and the plywood infill with household putty. Anything more substantial would make it difficult to remove, which may be necessary in two or three year’s time for renewing the keel wire.
Hatch cover tie
Split pin for retaining the rudder
So that I shall not lose the inspection hatch covers I have attached thin cords to them which I’ll tie to screw eyes within their relative compartments. Likewise I tied a small split pin to the rudder stock for retaining the rudder, by passing the pin through a transverse hole in the lower pintle. Another small job done today was tying on the toggle to the stem head.