Rudder gudgeons and beam fairings

Here are the rudder gudgeons installed. The camera angle makes the lower one look tilted, but the silver rod has the pair plumb and aligned for the rudder. Ordered 8 fancy bushings needed; they will be pressed in to that green G10 fiberglass tube seen in the gudgeon-build photos.
The whole aft scoop area is getting tied together structurally, including 5 layers of 18oz BD glass in the gudgeon area – I went a little beefier here than the F39 plans, deciding that a couple more pounds would make us more assured in a storm some day.


The starboard side looks better now with the beam fairings in place. This final shape is much better looking than just the square box beam.


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