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Old 09-26-2016, 11:19 AM   #676
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Originally Posted by Nomad Willy View Post
Why won't those welds (ribs/frames) to rudder shaft be over stressed? Perhaps the overlay is flush w the side/edge of the shaft and greatly adds purchase to the rudder skin? From what I see I would be thinking about putting in some doubblers on the frames to shaft joint.

It's easy to get the habbit of overbuilding and getting too heavy. Is this rudder per plans?
Hi Eric

The rudder was fashioned after one that was built in Holland a few years ago. Same materials, same specs. I follow what you're saying about the frames to shaft joint and can easily add some gussets while it's all wide open. Can't hurt and it doesn't cost anything.

Yours Aye! Rick
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