Today I also worked on one of her rudders!
The new rudders are made of Acrylic Plastic!
They used to be made of brass!
Its very time consuming assembling them!
First you have to take apart the Acrylic pieces!
Be very careful! It splinters easily!
It's almost like working with glass!
Oh, It helps to have Acrylic Glue!
You can't use any other glue.
But that's made for Acrylic Plastic!
I had purchased to different viscosities!
As I wasn't sure which to use!
I ended up using the thin viscosity
I had never worked with Acrylic Plastic!
There's a first time for everything!
I took all the acrylic pieses.
I put them on a piece of tape.
So the tape could hold the pieces in place!
I then ran the glue across the pieces!
You have to make sure the pieces.
Are tight to each other!
The glue starts to hold within a few minutes!
It'll take 24 to 48 hour for the glue to fully set!
I have one completed and one to go!
I am currently working on purchasing.
The old fittings kit
which comes with the brass rudders!
I decided to assemble the Acrylic Rudders
What they look like!
I find them to be weak in design!
And look forward to getting the Brass ones!
This is what's holding me up!
See the rudder post are high in the hull.
And you also have to tighen up.
A small nut that holds the rudder in place!
It would be some what difficult to reach.
After the deck it laid!
So, for now I'll work on a few things!
Once I have recieved the Brass rudders.
It'll be full steam ahead!