Tuesday, December 13, 2016

St. Jacques Log 13 Dec 16 Rudder, CB and Wood Sealer

13 Dec 16:

Continued work on the rudder and centerboard trunk. Left enough space between the rudder blade and rudder cheeks to put in bushings to help the rudder pivot smoothly. We will use stainless or nylon.

Planed the centerboard to 3/4 inch thickness.

Made a pattern for the centerboard case. It also serves as a seat support.

Had to find station 7 so I knew where to place the centerboard trunk. I was able to find it by looking at the screw holes in the stringers from the Station 7 mold.

Fit the centerboard to the trunk, checked clearance.

Rustoleum Spar varnish, thinned with mineral spirits to seal the rudder and centerboard parts.

2 coats of Rust-Oleum sealer varnish on the rudder and centerboard because I had some left over. The blade edges still need to be profiled, we will copy the edges that the Sunfish rudder and daggerboard have.

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