Thursday, 13 December 2018

FIRST FITTING THE RUDDER


The rudder is now fitted between the metal U shaped "tangs".
and these are slid into the correct positions.
Trustees Ron and Alan came today as it was a two handed job.





The holes for the bolts to fit through the tangs
need to be carefully drilled and for this a set square is used to make sure the drill is upright.
Half a hole was drilled from one side then the other half drilled from the reverse side to create a clean straight  channel.

 The bolts are then temporarily secured .
The tangs can now be spot welded to hold their correct position prior to full welding later.



We all felt another important milestone had been achieved on the coldest day of the year so far !



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