Originally Posted by 74anacapri
Here are some rudder photos. Thanks for the info about interior construction. I also wonder how the centerboard is built up, and if it has a lot of weight added.
Also included is a photo of an emergency rudder I made years ago, it slips onto gudgeons on the transom. The tiller is an old sawed off paddle handle that fits into a slot at the top. Must have been tense when your rudder failed.
These look pretty close? I tried to extrapolate from my remnant and scaling off parts of your photos. I think it is too "fat" but this will work for the initial ripping and gluing tonight I think. Then I can cut/sand down from there to a more finished shape. (My plan anyway).
The mahogany was too nice - I am going to use that beautiful wood to make hatch and door parts instead. We are going with Cedar after reading a Gungeon (sp?) Brothers article on Rudder and Center board construction I found.