The last couple of days I have been lazing around not doing much (reading my Christmas present book and tv Sydney to Hobart/cricket, a boxing day tradition), but today I started the prep work for hanging the rudders and
Working on bits that hang out over either end of the boat. The davits hang far enough out over the stern that sanding them after they are glassed in would be very difficult if not impossible given their curves and
Poured bearings are easy to do, so easy I got mine done on just my second attempt, well third if you include the practice one I did. Terry’s method of aligning the bearings on the shaft before pouring both, worked
Well, pouring rudder bearings is dead easy. So much so, I will be doing mine twice. What’s not so easy is using spacers to centre an uhmwpe bearing on a post in order for the poured bearings to be aligned.
As mentioned in previous posts, the bearing surfaces of the rudder shaft are poured epoxy with graphite, poured into the plastic (ultra high molecular weight polyethylene) bearing. In order to pour the bearings on the
Nearly 2 months ago I ordered rudder bearings and was told a week. They finally arrived this week. So over the next couple of weeks I hope to get the rudders hung in the boat. I had hope to have this done last month so