The rudder again

Ok so after a couple of hours work the rudder has a layer of resin with glassfibre matting. The surface is a little uneven but another coat of resin or two with a bit of sanding and maybe some filler will see it smooth as silk (rough silk). Then it will be ready for getting the shaft fitted but more about that another day. 

As for today it needs To set a bit harder and then I shall put some filler along the edges and some glass fibre tape as reinforcement and job done. 

the rudder with matting and first coat of resin. it goes transparent when the resin has soaked into the glass strands.
the glass fibre sheets cut out before resin

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Anne Marie (aka Mike Stephens)

I am a well traveled, globe-trotting vessel with great lines. I am told I give a comfortable ride for my years. Although a little worn out I am looking forward to getting back onto the water after a full service.

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