Monday, March 10, 2014

Windsong's New Rudder and Tiller


On a drizzly day in November 2012, Windsong was hauled out for a few phases of work which would result in a mid to late summer 2013 re-launch.  The spars were removed and lain aside for inspection and eventual touch-up varnishing in the warmer months. 


Andy had ideas for a new rudder design which would perform better and the haul-out provide an opportunity to inspect a few other things he was concerned about below the waterline.  He was looking for more responsive steering, more predictability backing (if possible), better flow around the propellor aperture and way to remove the rudder with out having to lift the boat. As the boat is over 50 years old, it became apparent that building a new rudder was the best way forward.

Naturally, as things progressed, it became evident that with a new rudder, also should come new gudgeons, pintles and tiller. So it goes.


Bending the bronze rudder post

Preparing to cast the bearings for gudgeon and pintles.

The old rudder head 
Rudder head salvaged from Lyle Hess's Boat

Freshly polished 
Old and new parts and pieces.


Plane and chisel make one side of the notch that fits in the groove fitting rudder together

Bronze rods tie the oak pieces together


rudder post and strapping
New Gudgeon
Bedding compound where the bronze rudder post straps set
Hung and balanced


Andy clamps the glued tiller to the mold

James carves the scroll on the tiller head





Fresh paint and ready for launch
The beautiful mahogany tiller makes the picture is complete.
So while the summer of 2013 was full of spectacular warm weather and windy evenings, boating thrills were delayed.  But with paintwork all ship-shape, new rudder, steering system and tiller in working order, Windsong provided her crew with some late summer, fall, and winter outings.

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