I’m finally getting around to attaching the Rudder. I’ve been delaying it until I finished most of the “on my lap” parts. Which means, I would work on it on my lap.
I’m going to first take the thickness of the Rudder down a bit… Perhaps by 3/4 of its size to start before attaching the Rudder Pintles.
I can’t really put the Gudgeons on the Stempost beforehand.
I’m making these Pintles out of this laser cut sheet of brass. Then I stuck a #18 Wire in there to act as the Pin that will fit in the Gudgeons that glue into the Stern Post.
Attaching the Deadwood with the Rudder will eventually attach to.
I needed this on before proceeding any further since I need to both work on it and make my measurements with it in place.
I will eventually be taking a lot of wood off from it. Since the Planking will go over it, I need to thin it put to compensate for it.
I’ll take off approximately 1/2 off the thickness of the Deadwood.
Then, after I install the Planking, I’ll be able to sand it down so the thickness will be even with the Rudder.