Rudder Posted on Sunday, 25 April 2021Thursday, 20 May 2021 by patrickxavier New rudder blade … … of fine proportion. Bruce Askew’s cast bronze pintle. Recess for strap. Lockers fitted. Port locker including fiddled half-depth shelf. Original chainplates (including half-round sections to continue hull mouldings) located in position. Mast position just aft of blank and forward chainplate. Hull/deck intersection glass-reinforced. Mast position located directly above floor, at aft end of mast step plinth. Ringframe pattern co-located with mast and forward chainplate position (mast step removed for ringframe’s construction). Stem reinforced in position for dolphin-striker bobstay tang. Courtesy of the 1904 Charles Bailey Jr Ngatira‘s Steve Horsley (thanks Steve!), patterns for casting (from left to right) the bowsprit’s whisker stay supports and dolphin-striker, deck padeyes, mast stay thumb cleats, and bowsprit cranse iron (Bruce Askew’s cast version (shown) deemed too tapered to maintain desirable bulk).