I usually lurk around this forum looking for advice and tips for my Swampscott dory (hence the Dory in NH DORY) but I recently inherited/was given a 1965, 25 ft Cheoy Lee Frisco Flyer and it needs some real attention before it gets back in the water. The hull on this boat is glass but the cabin, deck, cockpit area, bulkheads, mast, boom, rudder and everything/anything in between is wood. So, for the foreseeable future, I will be here lurking with a new purpose and occasionly asking for your collective advice. I made a blog about this project for some friends and family who want to be kept updated but no longer live in my area. It makes sense that rather than posting pictures here and taking up space on the WBF server, anyone can visit the blog and see the images for themselves.
So, lets break the ice with a question re the rudder....
There is a couple of large separations along the wood grain. I understand it was fine the last time this was in the water, which was 5 years ago. I know I could go down to the harbor and find boats with rudders in much worse condition than this but if I should rebuild it, this would be a good time to do it. If I should just repair it, what would be some suggestions? Could someone take a look at the pictures of the rudder and make a recommendation? You can see it here.... http://friscoflyer.blogspot.com/.
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