The centreboard and rudder blades were fabricated from Pacific Maple boards and planed and sanded to an alar shape. The rudder housing was constructed using some 9 mm plywood offcuts and scrap pieces of Pacific Maple. The tiller was made from pieces of Pacific Maple glued and screwed together. We opted to go to the touble of fabricating a "flip up" rudder and so a slot was left in the rudder housing to allow a hold down cord to run up from the blade to a cleat on the tiller.
A piece of hard timber was turned to a tight fit in the bottom of the aluminium mast to provide a wearing surface where the mast rested on the mast step. Carpet was glued to the aluminium tube to increase the diameter so that the mast was a firm fit in the PVC tube housing in the hull.
A pair of knees were cut out to fit between the inside gunwale and the rear transom. Meanwhile Marg had been busy rasping and sanding the hull in preparation for finishing.
We tried the mast - boom -sail in the hull and marked fitting placements in the hull by the tried and true method of "trial and error" (AKA "suck and see"). The mast fitted neatly and time will tell whether the decision not to have a stayed mast was correct. ( I have been warned about over enthusiastic sailing)
The hull is now being undercoated for the last time and hopefully we will be able to launch soon.
The finish........that's the hard part