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  Last Update: 18 Feb 06
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Hull Construction   Shoe


You will need the parts as illustrated in your manual to complete this sub-assembly. The shoe is in Bag Number Two (#2). The screws, prop, rudder post and rudder bushing are in the Hardware Bag.


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Insert the rudder post into the keel. Position it so that 1/8" of the post sticks out below the keel, as shown. Then, apply CA to the joints between the rudder post and keel, and the sub-deck.



Roger's Notes:  Be sure the rudder shaft is aligned with the keel, as shown, before gluing it in place. This can be checked by inserting the rudder shaft into the rudder post and observing the shaft and keel from the rear. Also, be very careful not to get any CA on the inside of the rudder post.






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Rudder & Shoe


You will need the parts illustrated in your manual to complete this sub-assembly. The rudder shaft is in the Hardware Bag. The rudder is in Bag Number Three (#3).

Roger's Notes:  You will only need one of the die-cut rudder parts from the die-cut sheets.


Rudder


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Sand the edges of the rudder indicated in the illustration to a round section, as shown.




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Apply Slow CA to the flat edge of the rudder and glue it to the rudder shaft so that 1/2" of the shaft extends below the bottom edge of the rudder, as shown.




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Cut a piece of fiberglass cloth the same height as the rudder, and long enough to wrap around both sides. Tack the fiberglass cloth to one side of the rudder with CA. Then, wrap the fiberglass cloth around the shaft and tack it to the opposite side of the rudder in the same manner.




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Mix about 1/2 ounce of resin and brush it into the fiberglass to bond it to the rudder and shaft. Be careful to avoid getting resin on the exposed ends of the rudder shaft. Allow the resin to cure before going on.
 

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