This page is all about the Rudder.

Top half of the rudder is build as on the plans:

Douglas Fir frame, wrapped on both sides with 8mm okoume plywood (No nails or screws used)

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50mm hole drilled, PVC Pipe inserted and fixed in place with epoxy resin and 1st coat epoxy resin applied

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This is the mould I’ve used for both Rudder and Daggerboard:

Mould rudder

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 plywood panels are taped together @ an angle and placed in the mould:

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Thickened Epoxy poured into the V of the 2 panels

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Instead of the requested 304 RVS pipe I use a full RVS bar (only because I couldn’t find the required specs )

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Closing the bottom part of the rudder

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Epoxied the RVS bar in place

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Filling the lower part of the rudder with pouring foam

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Cleaned up the poured foam and installed the top plywood part on the rudder

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Started applying E-glass on the rudder parts

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Fairing the rudder parts

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After sanding refairing parts before paint

Hopefully after final sanding I got a good base for base coat

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Finished the rudder parts. Primed and ready for paint

Havent decided yet what paint/color I will use for the top part, but the bottom part will be Coppercoat

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