Tag Archives: rudder

She sails!

Got Lark out for the first sail today. She did great. She is very well behaved. My one worry was that my rudder area would be too small. This was not a problem. Super light helm, turns effortlessly, and responds well. My … Continue reading

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Rudder progress

Well, I finally made my decision on the rudder and got to work on it. I attached a small skeg to give me a landing for the hardware. I used these kayak gudgeons from Duckworks. They take a 1/4″ pin, … Continue reading

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More trunk action

Still plugging away on the centerboard trunk. As with my last boat build, the trunk has been the most involved part of  the build… Lots of fitting and times putting it in and taking it back out. Soon enough it … Continue reading

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Centerboard trunk

The decision has been made to put a centerboard in the dory for sailing, and I’m moving along getting it made up and then fit into the hull. I have obsessed and fretted enough about cutting a slot for the centerboard … Continue reading

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Seems like forever

Well, it does seem like a long time since I have really made any notable progress on the boat. I have been doing something, and even have a few coats of varnish on parts of the boat now. I’ve been … Continue reading

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