Rudder Assembly

Time: 4 Hours

I spent the afternoon yesterday working on the rudder substructure. This included the fabrication of the rudder horn spacer and the rudder fiberglass bottom attach strips.

20130524-120804.jpgNext was the rudder horn brace trimming. I have read where builders have run into some edge distances on the finished product due to to much trimming. So I measured several times and came up with a good line.

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20130524-121028.jpgThe next job was to enlarge a hole at the end if the bottom rib so that the hinge rod end can fit through.

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20130524-121331.jpgA little trimming and shaping on the rudder horn and the brace to get a good fit.

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20130524-121531.jpgThe rudder attach strips, the attach point for the bottom fiberglass tips, needed to be lined up so that they could be matched drilled.

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20130524-121738.jpgThe finished rudder, now to disassemble it, mark it, edge finish it, deburr it, dimple it and prime it. Then I can put it all back together and rivet it.

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