|trying it on for size.|
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Today after trying out patterns made from pizza boxes I gut up the glued up cedar. I then started to shape it by running the router around the underwater part and then planing, sanding, and rasping the edges.
I will need to do a lot more sanding and shaping but what I have so far seems pretty good.
I clamped it on to see how it looks. It is OK. I would have preferred that the forward bottom corner had a smaller radius for looks, but I chose to go bigger in case we ground out on something the softer curve might make it all go smoother. I still haven't decided how low the rudder will hang. I do want it to hang below the keel to get a better bight in the water, but I am worried about it not being protected and about the difficulties of landing the boat with that thing hanging the extra few inches.