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Thursday, July 10, 2008

The Rudder Is In!

Yes! Can you frickin' believe it? Just a little over a year it has taken, from the engineering to the final lamination. I think this just might be the most complex part of the whole boat construction. Simply because it involved a sequence of steps involving three third parties. Getting things coordinated and timed was somewhat frustrating. Yeah, it could have been built faster, but there were sidetracks (like the small boat last fall). Thinking about remaining tasks simply involve getting the parts, perhaps modifying, and putting them together. The rudder involved sourcing material, water jet cutting, shaft machining, welding, foam shaping, and lamination.

Anyway, I will let the pictures speak for themselves. Thanks to my wife and my dad for assistance!

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