Caledonia Yawl project: laying Kevlar on the rudder blade

This probably lies somewhere between overkill and preventative engineering. I decided to lay some Kevlar fiber on the rudder and centreboard leading edges to deal with the wear and tear of a beach boat that will regularly come in contact with the shoreline and may at times bump up against the sand, gravel or rocks on the shoreline. In our part of the world floating or partially submerged logs and driftwood are also a concern.

Kevlar wrap over the leading edge
Kevlar wrap over the leading edge of the rudder

The rudder fully draped

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