Thursday, December 15, 2011


The rudders are laminated plywood, with purpleheart rudder cheeks. They went together tremendously quickly. Trevor is working on them in his shop, where it is warm, instead of in our boat shop, where this time of year it distinctly is not.

The pieces

The sophisticated clamping system

With the cheeks, attached with Sikaflex and bolted

Primed. We chose to paint the rudder cheeks. We'll leave the purpleheart lashing strakes as is, or oil them.

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