This the mast step. When I fabricated the main part it looked pretty good, then I dry fitted it and realized the partner’s hole was about 5 mm out of line. The small piece there is to shim the step out the correct? distance.
These are the pieces for the rudder mount. The pieces will be laminated at the forward edge allowing the rudder to be sandwiched between the outside pieces. There are no real clear plans on Shorty’s site on how to build a rudder so I am just going off the photos on his site. The notch is for the upper gudgeon the lower edge of the rudder sandwich rests on the lower gudgeon.
This is the rudder without the pivot holes drilled. I resisted the urge to find a more complicated way to make a rudder :-)
This shows the glue up of the leeboards (the long lamination with the most clamps), the leeboards mounts (upper and lower), and the rudder mount at the top of the poly sheet. In the lower left corner you can see the rudder getting a coat of epoxy.
I routed a small cavity in the lower end of the leeboards and filled it with shot to add a bit of weight to reduce the leeboard’s chance of floating up.
I also put a coat of paint on the mast so I am ready to start rigging tomorrow. The photo is of the current state of the shop. 816 is spending it’s first night outdoors. I am sort of hoping for some rain just to see if the hull is as tight as I think it is.
This is my first post from this new iPhone 5 I just started using on Saturday. It is dead easy to take pictures as I go…except when I am applying the epoxy of course :-)
-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2