I’ve just finished preparing the (round) stainless steel bearing sleeves for the (rectangular) carbon rudder stock. This is only the first step:
And I found this 30+ years old photo of my first boat building project in my parent’s backyard. I remember coating all plywood panels on both sides with (white pigmented) epoxy before cutting them. That turned out to be a good idea because I was building outside in a rainy Dutch summer. But I also vividly remember the prices for Bruynzeel Marine Plywood and epoxy ….
I am considering selling my Windpilot Pacific because it does not get much use as a result of the new project.
It’s from december 2015 but I started using it in 2017 (my boat wasn’t ready when I bought the unit).
It has the extra MF1 bracket (see drawing below from the Windpilot site) and the crossbar to improve the angle of the steering lines. I painted the reserve windvane with two component paint and put some reflective tape on it, looks quite professional. Most (or all) of the small parts in the little plastic bag are still there (I didn’t use them).
Contact me through this site if you’re interested. The unit can only be inspected and collected here in The Netherlands.