Over the past couple of weeks, we have been working towards finalizing the rudder addition. In the last blog post, you all saw Keith’s work at setting up the the set of pintles to the keel. Since then, the crew has added metal borders to each side of this pintle set. These borders were meant to keep the RELIANCE hydrodynamic when using the rudder.
Afterwards, Bern got to work drilling and filing a hole into the bottom of the hull for the rudder’s stock to fit into.
While this was being set up, Sandy and Zach spent time sanding the rudder’s stock in order for it to fit perfectly.
The result and almost finished product: