I glued my packers to one side and let it cure. Then sanded the faces flush with each other. All the inside faces of the rudder case was given a coat of epoxy. Once dry, I then glued the other side of the rudder case in place. A 1/4" drill bit was used in the pivot holes to make sure I had both sides aligned properly. Before final gluing I dry clamped the pieces together and test fitted my rudder blade, just to be sure everything moved smothly.
Once the epoxy is set, I'll shape/sand the outside edge of the case on the belt sander so both halves are even etc.
Time: 1 hr