Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Rudder blade part 3

I had some spare epoxy left over from coating the centerboard. So I gave the rudder blade it's first coat. I have yet to drill out the pivot hole to final size and coat in epoxy. I'll likely use a 3/8" through bolt. Not for strength, but for larger surface area to pivot around and easier to epoxy coat inside hole. The pull up and drop down lines won't be under much stress so a small rope will be used. I'll also use a wing nut to tighten the blade up. (I had this on a previous boat and liked it) The end of the bolt will have a lock nut just to ensure that the wing nut never gets lost.

Too good to be painted in my opinion.


  1. We will be catching cod this summer - I can almost taste the Deep Fried goodness already!!! Keep up the good work. I am coming back for a trip at the end of the month, so i'm coming to the shop to have a look 'up close and personal'. Bring it on.

    Bilco Out

  2. Definitely! There will be space for fishing rods for certain. I'm "cooking" up a side project already. A ships box. For the stove, and kitchen gear. So I can say I brought everything, including the kitchen sink. I'll look forward to your visit and a mug of tea.

  3. Wish I was there to enjoy the festivities. However, i'm sitting in -23 degree weather already... good work so far.

  4. -23... wow. oddly enough it's +14 here today, And Rain. Go figure.