I rushed the lamination of the rudder pieces yesterday in hopes of being able to shape them this weekend and this is what I got:
I glued the pieces and then just put weights on top, but didn’t clamp the edges. The glue kind of sucked in and the edges opened up. It might not be a total loss though. The pieces are larger than necessary, so I’ll try to cut the final shapes out of them and see how the edges look there. I’m planning to give them a good epoxy coating and some fiberglass reinforcement. Hopefully it’ll still work out.
Total time: 37.5 hours
Total boat cost: $431
Total tools cost: $200