Caledonia yawl project: rudder assembly 

Today with the help of my children we tackled building a couple shelves to make more room for tools. We also started working on the assembly of the retractable rudder. The plans show a little guide or sheave for the line that rudder pulls the rudder blade down. Figuring what to use for this  rather unique spot took a little creative thinking.

In the end I found a bronze plumbing fitting.  That I will fill with epoxy and then drill through to make a nice little rolling sheave.

Filled with epoxy and filed down to the right width.

 

My next step is to use the router to add a small channel for the control line that will be seated at the head of the rudder.

Rudder assembly for Caledonia Yawl
Rudder assembly for Caledonia Yawl

 

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