The rudder

Phase 2 of rescuing the rudder begins today. I have had the straps sandblasted and they are beautifully clean and ready for resin. I have sanded down the timber so that it is smooth and clean and ready to accept resin. Some parts of the previous fibreglass are so stuck on that they’re not going anywhere so I have left them.

So the first job is to apply a coat of ordinary polyester resin to allow that to soak into the wood and go tacky. Then I shall put on some fibreglass matting and stick that down with more resin. Then will come some filling and protection of the edges that will need some additional fibreglass tape. More photos to come.

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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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