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  • S Rose
    The procedure you sent was revised a bit when I got the plans from Mr Payson. It recommends a 58 long straight tiller also several other modifications (Mast
    Message 1 of 22 , Dec 24, 2008
      The procedure you sent was revised a bit when I got the plans from Mr
      Payson. It recommends a 58" long straight tiller also several other
      modifications (Mast step, Bowspirit Slot, Chines, Tiller all have new notes)
      I can send you a copy for future ref if your interested? I'm going to start
      on some of the smaller pieces in my apartment over the next while since I
      can easily take them when I move (LOL assuming my wife doesn't kill me

      Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!



      From: bolger@yahoogroups.com [mailto:bolger@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
      Sent: Wednesday, December 24, 2008 11:03 AM
      To: bolger@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [bolger] Re: Learning to sail ..

      I found an old kickup rudder with a long tiller and aluminum side
      plates from an old dinghy (without a blade) for $30 at a local used
      sailboat parts store in St. Augustine (www.Sailors-Exchange.com) and
      cut a blade for it that roughly matched the plans. One thing you
      will want, however you make your kickup rudder, is a tiller that
      comes at least 6" into the cockpit.

      --- In bolger@yahoogroups. <mailto:bolger%40yahoogroups.com> com, "David C."
      <d.cassidy@...> wrote:
      > Steve -
      > Don't over think the kick up rudder. As long as you're ruder blade
      hangs to the proper designed depth, it's just a blade hanging from a
      > If you haven't seen it yet, here's an essay about rudders from Jim
      Michalak. Just the little drawing (combined with your plans) gives
      you enough info to build a kick up rudder. Adding the lead sink
      weight at the bottom is key -- makes it so much more convenient.
      > I've always loved the Surf - I've had the plans for years. Maybe
      it's that cute, little bowsprit, but it sure looks like a fine little
      > DC
      > ---- Steve <paradox_4@...> wrote:
      > > Bolger Surf (Crab Skiff).. Just got the plans by mail two days ago
      > > from Mr Payson.
      > >
      > > At the moment I am focusing on the kick up Rudder since many
      > > have recommended it to me. An Autocad drawing that I have been
      > > on was uploaded to the "Files" Section of this Group and also the
      > > Canadian Boat Builder Group. If anyone has any suggestions on it
      > > please let me know -- It is a work in progress; thus my drawing is
      > > just a first draft. I suspect some of the more salty members of
      > > group will find mistakes right away. any input is appreciated! -
      34 Deg
      > > C (-29F) = lots of time to study plans :)
      > >
      > >
      > > Merry Christmas!
      > > Steve
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > ---------

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