Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Meet The Helmsman

We are long overdue for an update...

Having had a wonderful week of weather it all came to a soggy end last weekend, it has been cold, wet and windy... perfect for working indoors!

The Windpilot Pacific Light has had a complete strip down, clean and reassemble. The rudder shaft was the longer 450mm version so I have had it cut down and redrilled to the shorter 350mm length, this stops the servo pendulum rudder from sitting too deep in the water.

The mounting bracket was bolted to the transom during the warm sunny weather...


And today we had our first fit...


The new rudder head fitting was sent away last week to Steve Pavey of Newlands Technical to have a new tiller made, soon I will be digging a hole in the lawn beneath the rudder skeg to refit the rudder!