'Chortle' is our new family sailing boat. She is a Sadler 29, with bilge keels, twin skinned and polyurethane filled hull (apparently unsinkable) and was built in 1984. She has received considerable amounts of TLC this summer, a refurbishment infact from dad and we now begin our adventures.
Thursday, 5 May 2016
Fairing the rudder
Well its not race profile perfection i am after but bottom of the rudder was badly worn and pitting just into the foam core. A thickened polyester with glass strand filling and fairing of the rudder base part done gel coat cover before epoxy barrier and then copper coat anti foiling to go. Also faired in the collapsed rudder area around pintle straps, gelcoat on tomorrow and oh joy more sanding, buffing and waxing for the white out of the water section.