July 2017

The rudder assembly Hardware time!
On our way back from the Grand Prix I collected the rudder assembly from Clements Engineering. Prior to this I had installed the rudder post using the rudder bar to locate it and check alignment.

Cutting the hole First you cut a 1.5" diameter hole in the bottom of your boat that the rudder can pass through into the keel support together with the template for marking the 2.5" hole.

Rudder alignment Then you align the rudder and draw around the 2.5" template for the large hole and make said hole....

The alignment A post hole cutting view showing the rudder lower support.

Rudder post bonded in All that remained was to bond in the rudder post. Next month I'll add the upper post support and fit the rudder.