Re: My lawton tender thread. Plans arrived today
Agreed here as well. Wood is an interesting material and if you're going to assemble something as complex as a round bottomed boat out of it, you absolutely must understand how the individual parts work together. That rudder is a clear example of someone who does not understand this. It will come appart all by it's self after a season of use most likely. Unless he keeps it completely encased in epoxy and we all know rudders are the first thing to strike bottom so keeping it encased is virtually impossible. Do the research and do it right. You're going to invest significant amounts of time, money and effort, not to mention frustration in to this project. The least you can do is start of with the right ingredients and procedures. Good luck. I can't wait to follow this one along.
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