Back inside

A few posts ago I mentioned the milestone of getting out of the guest room, but today it was back inside. It’s a cold, wet weekend. The leaves have started to come out on the trees, but the 70 degree weather doesn’t come back for a few more days. With the lead finished in the rudder it was a good time to fiberglass the thin, trailing edge. While at it, I wrapped one end of the spars and drilled bolt holes for the rudder blade and stock and filled them with thickened epoxy too. Then when I drill a smaller bolt hole, the epoxy serves as a waterproof barrier gasket. It might be overkill but what the heck. I was doing epoxy work anyway.

fiberglass tape over the lead and the trailing edge of the rudder

fiberglass tape over the lead and the trailing edge of the rudder

The fiberglass wrapped around the end of the spars helps prevent splitting when the holes are drilled and the sail is tied on.

spars and rudder parts epoxied

spars and rudder parts epoxied

Total time: 58.5 hours
Total boat cost: $487
Total tools cost: $200

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