346 Hrs – More Fairing

2 Responses

  1. Beat Rettenmund says:

    I wanted to offer you a little time travel into the future. In a couple of years you will be trying to square the bit to drill some decently alligned holes for the rudder rope hinges at the end of your backbone. When I got to do it recently I had the following thought, which I hope might be helpfull to you:
    Those holes should be drilled right from the very start, right after assembling the back bone, when it is still lying flat.
    You’re already a little past that ideal spot in time, but the sooner you get it done, the easier it is.
    Just a thought…

  2. Thomas Nielsen says:

    Neil,

    I second Beat’s thought. I drilled mine once all was done. If you see Scott Williams blog you’ll see he did his on the flat with a drill press. He even did hardwood inserts. When I did mine I did it all free flow. I clamped the rudder to the stern post made up a littlr jig for the hole alignment, used a 1 foot long drill bit stood back eyed it up and hit the trigger. It worked ok though some of the holes "wandered a bit". The good thing is that now that the rudders and tillers are on and connected everything feels great. Very smooth and light in the hand. Keep at it it’s looking good.

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