More boring boatyard stuff.....Duane rigged a mold to start rebuilding the rudder. He used a piece of thin whiteboard (like a erasable marker board, slick on one side) to serve as a backing to lay up layers of fiberglass/epoxy.
Here it is at the end of the day, clamped/screwed in place. When we get the repaired rudder shaft back from the welder, this will be assembled with expandable foam to re-create the rudder shape.
A surprise for us - another Manta was hauled out today and will be in the yard for a few weeks. We met the new owners Eric and Anita along with their son Tate (keeping our distance, of course). Nice folks.
Duane treated and filled the areas on the rudder quadrant that we had sandblasted yesterday with epoxy resin.
And I painted the first coat of epoxy barrier coat on the port side hull over the little repair areas. Another coat of epoxy and this hull is ready for bottom paint.
Lots was accomplished - tired when we got back to the camper!