Sunday, 26 July 2009
Wednesday, 22 July 2009
The centreboard and rudder blade have been epoxy and glass coated to protect the cedar from water ingress. Here one side has been done, the glass will be trimmed back before tackling the second side. The glass cloth should increase the stiffness of the centreboard and help with the inevitable knocks in use.
Wednesday, 15 July 2009
An attractive centreboard and rudder blade have been made from strips of cedar that I have laminated into a board then cut to make the two underwater foils. These need some further sanding before a coat of glass cloth and epoxy is applied to add strength and protection. A final coat of varnish will be required for UV protection. Both the foils have been oversized after comments from another Pup builder who suggested the standard size is a little small leading to excess leeway.