October 2, 2005

I spent the day doing some cleaning in the shop and dimpling the stiffeners. Mostly boring. Here's something I learned, though. Do NOT use tank dimple dies to dimple the stiffeners for the rudder!! The skins are WAY too thin and they end up being loose. I hear that on thicker skins, though, it does help them seat a little better. I don't intend to find out. Anyhow, it ended up being no big deal. I called the builder's assistance line at Van's and he suggested resqueezing them with a regular dimple die. It worked out fine.

Here's another shot of Ellen and Jommi helping out :)

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