Brand new daggerboard

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I can't read the text in the photo where he's looking at the rough sawn lumber - did you use mahogany? If not, what type of wood?
 
#11
You know, that is a nice piece of work. It is great to see a young man who learns how to build things rather than spending all day on social media. It would perform a little better if the edges were shaped into more of a hydrofoil shape, but if you aren't racing, you will never notice the difference. I too make rudders from scratch, see photos. African mahogany works nice.

Alan Glos
Cazenovia, NY
 

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You know, that is a nice piece of work. It is great to see a young man who learns how to build things rather than spending all day on social media. It would perform a little better if the edges were shaped into more of a hydrofoil shape, but if you aren't racing, you will never notice the difference. I too make rudders from scratch, see photos. African mahogany works nice.

Alan Glos
Cazenovia, NY
Thanks, I am happy he is enjoying it. It is a daggerboard he made. He is currently working on a rudder now out of african mahogony. The daggerboard and rudder are the c.1980 pattern. 20190417_195644.jpg
 
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You know, that is a nice piece of work. It is great to see a young man who learns how to build things rather than spending all day on social media. It would perform a little better if the edges were shaped into more of a hydrofoil shape, but if you aren't racing, you will never notice the difference. I too make rudders from scratch, see photos. African mahogany works nice.

Alan Glos
Cazenovia, NY
Beautiful work, Alan!
 

L&VW

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#15
You’re teaching your son well! Beautiful woodwork.
When I was learning to make things in "shop class", we didn't have the advantage of power anything! We planed, drilled and sawed by hand, and learned to adjust and sharpen the blades.

In the 1980s, I took evening courses in a huge High School metal shop. How things had changed! :confused: The instructor even let me bring in a firearm to work on! :eek:

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