Friday, 13 June 2014

A Sadler 26 new rudder in production

This one will be fitted to a brand new old stock Sadler 26 hull and deck that was never fitted out.
The customer had no rudder and also no plans with correct dimensions, what he did have was in a 1:20 scale and that prooved to be incorrect.

The rudder blank will be made from four layers of okoume marine ply to BS1088 grade.

The wall bench was first used for making birdsmouth masts on, its over five meters long and quite flat, just the thing to glue this rudder up on.

The correct glue is vital, this is phenolic or resorcinol which we have packed specially for us.

We have now accessed the dimensions and will enter them into the CNC machine for future reference,we can make a new rudder blank in days then, shaping and glassing will take a little longer!

Application and to both sides to be bonded is important.

Screwed and clamped the rudder blank was released the next day and will be sent to the CNC shop next for profiling. This size of rudder can be sent by courier, either as a CNC blank or finished in etch primer to most places.


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