Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Rudder Fittings and Tightening the Keelson

What a great day to work at the vessel. We could almost smell the salt air. As you can see we were working on the bronze rudder fittings. The fittings are custom cast in our own foundry and after 10 hours of rounding out, cutting and fitting the side pieces, it looks beautiful. The round tip will go into the fixture ahead of it with a water lubed rubber bearing mounted inside the fixture.
I took off the old washers on the keelson and replaced them with the permanent square plates and washers. Looks great and everything is down tight.