Re: Rudder Design for a Small Schooner
I'd go something like number 2, with the leading edge a bronze tube/bar stock, with a flat heavy plate to the rear to laminate the wood around the poust, shaped, followed by multiple layers of xynole fabric (not glass), trailing edge of rudder left square by 3/8-1/2 inch, then start the line outlining the rudder foil shape about 6 inches in front of the rudder, using the stock as the widest point, and shape the foil to the trailing edge. I could lay out the foil if I knew the dimensions.
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