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The finished rudder and cleaning up the boat
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Me safety tying the rudder before installation. Jesse ready to dive. Tropical storm Alberto looking less threatening. The rudder floated decently. We attached a grocery bag over the post to keep the water out. Scott shined a flashlight down the hole and Jesse and I positioned the rudder from below. Not the best conditions, but it all went off without a hitch.
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Earlier rudder pictures before fiberglass. Walking through the hardware store to match rudder shafts is quite difficult and awkward...
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Re: Shoestring Hunter Adventure

Our plan thus far is to leave tomorrow after packing the boat and making a few last minute fixes. We will then stick to the ICW and try to make some good time. Hopefully get past the Topsail Island bridge. As Alberto comes the wind should be on our nose and if it gets nasty which is looking less likely, we will hole up somewhere. Once the storm has passed we should get some good wind putting us on a beam or close reach all the way up. We will then wait for good conditions to cross Pamlico and then head up the river and drop the boat off in Little Washington, get dinner, and get a ride home.
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NC Sailor, if you guys use the ICW and come out at Adams Creek on the Neuse River, your only distance in Pamlico Sound is from Adams Creek to Bay River which leads you back into the ICW and to the Pamlico River. That's about 16 miles. If the winds are coming out of the north it can get choppy due to the relatively shallow water. If you have the time, pick your weather. There is a really nice anchorage just 4 miles west of Adams Creek in Clubfoot Creek. There is Mathews Point Marina there if you want to take a slip.
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Think we are trying to go come up from the byte in the channel the over. Adams Creek is somewhat of a last resort because we would like to sail a majority of the way. If we do decide to head that way we will defiantly use the creek. Thanks again guys for all the feedback.
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Cool trip guys, enjoy! Not going to lie, I'm sitting in my office and more than a little envious!

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Re: Shoestring Hunter Adventure

That rudder may have a best before experience stamped on it.But that's boating. For your next one consider three layers of 3/4 inch solid core fir ply.(like t&g sheathing)and and heavier welded straps let into the faired wood.Nothing says OOPs like an aimless tiller.
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Re: Shoestring Hunter Adventure

So, the friend who owns the boat - she's not doing this herself? Helping? Paying?

"She wants to move it ... so it was only natural that [ me, my best friend, and my brother ] would offer to [ risk our lives ]. "
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