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The seed of adventure has been sown.

The goal is to take this boat on a trip that no other Wharram boat has taken.
From Great Slave Lake in Canada's Northwest Territories up the MacKenzie River to the Beafort Sea
and westward to the Bering Sea and south to the inside passage on the Alaska and British Columbia coast.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

The last big project of the day was mounting the tillers. I made the tiller chocks out of left over 3/4" HDPE sheet I had. I through bolted these to the rudder once I had the tillers tight in their notch. It's a really cool design, the way that the semi-circular notch and the wedge shape on the leading edge. This part I did per plan. On the attachment of the tillers to the tiller bar I deviated somewhat by using a Parrel Bead as a washer. These are usually used at the end of lines but by grinding out semi-circular holes in both the tillers and the tiller bar and then through bolting the set up you get a free moving pivot point that looks good.


Starboard tiller in place


Parrel Ball joint


Port tiller


Close up of tiller chock

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