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The Rudder

December 19, 2010

The rudder was built by Swarthmore externs Anna Kastner and Jean Dahlquist.  We glued up a blank out of 2 1/2 inch pine, and shaped to plan.  The rudder was epoxy impregnated and reinforced with heavy fiberglass mat.

The worm gear is a used Edson from a shipyard in Maine, keyed for a 2″ shaft.  The shaft was once for a prop, and bent at Jason’s shop (I tried heating it up with a torch, but needed Jason’s forge to get it red hot to bend to the correct angle).

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  1. Dorijan Maršič permalink
    January 14, 2011 10:45 am

    Wanderful. Bob you must come to the top of the Adriatic Sea with this boat. I’m patiently waiting.
    I wish you good continuation and good winds.
    Dorijan

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