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Rudder assembly question

PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:40 pm
by Mflyer65
Hi All,
I am taking a break from the therapy inducing interior hull fiberglassing for a bit and now working on the rudder assembly from the kit. The kit appears to have 3 blocking templates for the 3/4 x 1 1/2 edge blocks but only 2 pieces of wood for blocking seem to be needed and only one of the pieces supplied is long enough (short by about 1/2 inch).
So, what is the 3rd template for (seems the same as one of the 2 sizes supplied) and have any of you found that the supplied lumber was not sufficient?
Any suggestions welcome and thanks,

Re: Rudder assembly question

PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:16 pm
by John C. Harris
Head-scratcher, and it took me a few hours to disentangle it.

Bottom line: PocketShip kit builders have an extra of one pattern for the rudder blocking, and they're missing another. And apparently it's been like this since 2009! 2008 and early 2009 PocketShip kits had the correct pattern, but for some reason I deleted it from the file subsequently, and neither noticed nor heard about it.

See the drawings for the dimensions of the missing part (3/4" or 18mm thick).

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Re: Rudder assembly question

PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:55 am
by Mflyer65
Thanks John,
This answers the question and no problems continuing on with it all.
Just a note, the kit supplied 3/4 x 1 1/2 blocking is just about 1/2 too short for the longer aft edge block. The 2 supplied pieces are 19 inches long and one should be 19 1/2. Not an issue to resolve but wanted to let you know this as well.
thanks again,