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Old May 24, 2012, 10:36 PM
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I put guys on the spreaders and drilled the holes for the stays in the job-boom.
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Description: Spreader guys and holes in the jib-boom for the stays.

The collars came in the mail, so I went to work on the tiller. I cut the thick copper sheet I've used for other things, like Constellation's tiller, and shaped it and cleaned it up. I soldered the collar to the end with the set screw off-set to one side so I could access it with an allen wrench.

The copper tiller was curved to match the wooden one and the two are epoxied together with a couple of screws to make sure.

The wooden tiller overlaps the collar and I cut down the rudder post to match. I'll fashion a dummy rudder head to hide the collar, but still allow access to the set screw.
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Description: Wooden tiller gets attached to copper tiller after the collar is soldered to it.
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Description: All together
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Description: Allen set screw is offset so I can get to it.

I finally found a spot to photograph the model where the masts don't get lost in the background clutter.
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I fastened in the mast-steps temporarily - they'll get epoxied and screwed in place eventually.

I cut the top masts, but the wood bowed and I can't use them. I took a picture with them sitting on the masts.
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Description: Cut the top masts, but can't use them.
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