Beam details and tillers

Tillers bent
Tillers bent

Cora and Liam helped mix up some peanut butter.  Cora did a fine job of plastering it on the bottom of the dolphin striker plate and then screwed it into the bottom of the center beam.  Liam used his to fill countersunk holes that we accidentally put in two of the cleats.  After they finished their root beer and headed for bed, Scott used the left overs to glue layers 1 and 2 of the beam sockets together, and to fix the gap in the fillet of one of the beam struts.

While Kevin and Russ made strides fiberglassing Kevin’s BMW hood, Thomas and Scott threw together some tillers.  Although the 3/4 x 1.5 pine boards from True Value were worrisome, we glued them together with a lot of epoxy and hope that they’ll be plenty strong after being sheathed in fiberglass.  The trickiest part was figuring out how to space and (later) fit the rudder to the blocks within the tiller ends.  In the end, we got both tillers constructed by inserting packing and blue masking tape between them and then gluing, clamping, and saran-wrapping them all together.

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