Wednesday, September 21, 2011


Hi everyone,
Repairs to Fred are now well on the way. After a great deal of thought about the broken casting and why it failed, I came up with a plan to strenthen the support frame. This I have now completed and after a talk with the owner of the local machine shop a design to connect the 2 struts to the frame has been descussed, and today I will make a template so he can manufacture the parts required. Mounting these struts has been very hard to come up with the solution, trying to imagine were the forces from the rudder are transmitted to the 2 supports, with twisting, compression and stretching forces, but feel this latest mod will do the trick at last.
If I get a better internet conn I will post some pic's of this later.

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