Looking good.Thanks for the measurements on the rudder. Made the rudder, tiller and motor mount of Eastern white oak.
I still have not located the 2X12 oak short lengths I had set aside for these types of projects. Hopefully my daughters did not see it and use it up for one of their projects. They only look at dimensions and not at the type of wood and will grab the clear oak, maple or walnut if it fits where they want to put a plank across a few cement blocks for a plant shelf, etc or to use in the ground for landscaping.
Still waiting on the title to clear so its a mute point to get the motor mount finished and this time of year the chances of getting stuck out for an hour or so in a dead calm before a squall comes in is too great to go out without a motor.
Isn't that short shaft Honda running its ventilation plate just about at the waterline? I believe even on the air cooled models they require them to be set 6" below the waterline on a sailboat to keep the input shaft seal on the gearbox wet enough so it doesn't overheat from the exhaust.