THE RUDDER IS CREATED
The 8 cm thick oak sleepers for the rudder have been lying in the yard for some time and under the guidance of trustee Ron , Phil plucked up courage to tackle the build.
4 sleepers were selected and had to be planed down to just 40 mm thick .This took the best part of a day!
These were placed together and a copy of the existing rudder drawn on for the pattern.
These were then cut to shape ready for fixing with epoxy resin.
Wednesday Phil decided to do this in his warm garage as a bit of homework.
The individual pieces were taken home separately as lifting heavy weights is a no no !
Unfortunately Phil forgot that after gluing, the pieces became one solid weight.
Don't try this without support....(or A support ! )