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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.

Sunday, November 23, 2008






I took a whole sequence of photos showing how I added a skeg to my Ulua and mocked up and built a rudder but I had forgotten to put the memory card in the camera so no photos of that. Here is the mocked up rudder and the final install. It's glued on with 5-min epoxy so I can remove it easily if it doesn't work. If you look carefully you can see a piece a monofilament which will run on the outside up to two small holes in the hull sides and then to a control bar at the stern seat. The photo sequence shows the rudder operating. I used the attachment method that James Wharram uses on his boats, a figure 8 lash, that keeps the rudder aligned with the skeg. It's tied on with monofilament which I tightened a fair amount so that the rudder naturally returns to a middle position. The next task is to flip the boat and install the control bar then a water test.

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