Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Rudder is Ready...

While waiting on a fuel line to arrive, I decided to prepared the rudder for its remount.

Most Westsail 32's have rudder cheeks; my rudder cheeks are gone and the previous owner filled and sealed the holes for the rudder cheeks. So, I decided, at this time I'll proceed with NO rudder cheeks and possibly add them later. (I do like the fact that five or six holes in the rudder are eliminated). The black bottom paint will go on the week of splash and cover the red bottom paint.

If I can get someone to help me, the rudder will be re-installed tomorrow.

Fair seas and God bless!


  1. Not bad. I'm working on cleaning up my rudder cheeks that's been a bit weathered. So far, it's not too bad except for some deep parts the bolt heads or washers pushed into the wood.

    Still, I'm sure it'll look good once they're done.

    Your rudder does have a nice clean look to it.

    1. Thanks Dan. I personally think rudder cheeks will look better, but the goal is get her back in the water...THEN I'll figure out something.

      I have no doubt, YOU will do a great job with reworking your rudder lot's of pics... I need ideas. LOL


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    1. Thanks Erica... I'm trying... but the rain just keeps on coming. We have a Tropical Depression forming now right off the coast and it looks like it is going to pay us a visit... I'm going to have to backstroke to the boat if this keeps up.

      Miss you and Jordan blogging about Nami! I need inspiration! LOL.

      Hope all is well with you guys!