|Daggerboard after sanding|
|Drying varnish with shop lamps|
Although very straightforward to construct, the daggerboard and kick-up type rudder assembly were the most time consuming parts of the sail kit. The daggerboard was the simplest: glue on handle cheeks, then feather leading and trailing edges with the sander. Three coats of epoxy and three or more coats of varnish. I decided to oil the handle which provides UV protection and feels better to the hand.
The rudder blade went in similar fashion: feathering, epoxy, and varnish.
|Rudder blade after sanding|
|Rudder blade pull up hole|
|Glueing the rudder head|