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Saturday, May 28, 2011

A New Rudder for Rosie!

Rosie's new rudder is sweet! And a real work of art made from a 4" thick pieces of quarter-sawn white oak. Come see this and more all taking place with real shipwrights and the rich history of the Chesapeake Bay. 

that's the Rosie Parks starboard side in the background

drilling and pinning the first section to the rudder post

nice work - new vs. old
The pins from above

Some of the shipwright's measurements are seen on the finished piece.


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