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The first priming of boat parts has begun. I put the initial coat of Kilz on the rudder blade, stock and the tiller.

April is rapidly coming to a close. 44 more words

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More clamps

Weather turned nice again today, so after a little badminton out back with the kids, I glued up the interior reinforcing blocks for the hatch hardware. 145 more words

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Installed Rudder Fairing, etc. - 9 hrs

Sunday April 20, 2014

Easter weekend, so happy resurrection day! I had the chance to fly an RV-7 (N223J) on Saturday with Jake Lewis, a neighbor in Mission Viejo and resident of a hangar at KAJO. 235 more words


It's almost a rudder

Rivet count: 349 + 254 = 603!

I got a little time to pull a few rivets last Sunday, but it was hardly worth a blog post, so I saved the pictures for this week’s posting. 1,076 more words


Back inside

A few posts ago I mentioned the milestone of getting out of the guest room, but today it was back inside. It’s a cold, wet weekend. 146 more words

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Hot Lead!

I was checking out the weekend to-do list for the boat seeing if there was anything I could do quickly before getting the kids ready for bed. 99 more words

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Lead weights

A while back I mentioned to my buddy Shawn that I was going to use lead to add weight to the rudder and leeboard so they would stay down on their own. 68 more words

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