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Page 14 - Foils

Mini-transat radius chine plywood kits

Daggerboard and rudder kits. The blanks are laminated timber with the plan and foil shapes cut by CNC router. They are held in the blanks by tabs to protect them during shipping.

Mini-transat radius chine plywood kits

The rudders have been cut from the blanks. They are being sprayed with a coat of black paint to assist with final shaping.

Mini-transat radius chine plywood kits

Rudder during initial rough shaping with a power plane. The black paint in the pre-cut foil grooves provides a contrast to make it easier to see when the correct depth is reached.

Mini-transat radius chine plywood kits

The daggerboard has been shaped as far as possible with a power plane. The black grooves can still be clearly seen.

Mini-transat radius chine plywood kits

The next stage is to shape down to the final lines with a belt sander. At that stage there will be traces of the black grooves visible but you will not feel them.

Mini-transat radius chine plywood kits

The final phase is to run over the surface with a very sharp hand plane set very fine. This will remove any slight undulations left after belt sanding.

Mini-transat radius chine plywood kits

Glassing the daggerboard.

Mini-transat radius chine plywood kits

Rudders after glassing and sanding, during painting

Mini-transat radius chine plywood kits

Completed rudders.

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