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How to Repair and Restore a Rudder

Rudders damage easily. Although they work similar to a keel, they aren’t nearly as tough. If you dry sail, the edges can accumulate nicks and dings in the fiberglass from loading and unloading. 783 more words


Making rudder progress

Time worked: 3h

Contuining on the rudder with one of those steps that has been on my mind. The trailing edge must be razor straight. In order to do it, I made a jig to be able to countersink the rudder spacer with the micro stop perfectly perpendicular to the surface. 166 more words


Rudder day

Today was rudder day. In order to insert the new shaft we have to drop the rudder. Matt and I spent a couple of hours disconnecting everything. 17 more words

Pot boiled over

So, despite the fit issues with the Meteor, the gaps have filled well, and have sanded out well.

So the control surfaces can be fitted, first the rudders, back to snap fits here… 7 more words

Model Making

Rudder is coming together

Time worked 1.5hr

I began assembling the rudder parts now the vertical stab is done. The front spar was easily constructed with the doubler plates and nut plates for the rudder hinge bearing. 121 more words


Primer is on

Time worked 3hr

Last night was a culmination of deburring and scotch bright. I had final drilled all the rudder skins which led to the seemingly endless process of deburring. 335 more words


We have a rudder in the making

Time worked 3.25h

Tonight was a good evening of work, a solid three hours turned the several pieces I had previously marked and cut into the substructure of the rudder. 143 more words