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Old Nov 23, 2012, 01:18 PM
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Rudder hull contour mod complete

The Saran wrap we have no longer stretches smooth when it's on tight so I used some Vinyl covering. a single West System Epoxy packet pair was way too much but mixed in the microballs, and hoped it would thicken.. after 15 minutes it was barely thick enough but i went ahead and applied it to the top edge of the fin and lubed the shaft and slipped it in and added a bit more to fill any divits. After removal, , there was a bit of overlap on the sides of the fin but in 3 hrs it was almost hard, and I shaped it very easily with a hobby knife.. Here's how it turned out.. the black "paint" is from a permanent marker.. it's a perfect fit to the hull contour now, and yet the rudder turns easily on the shaft. Thanks Tug and Mike for the tips on doing this mod.
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