The leading edge of the rudder/depth finder wears away faster than I like in these waters so I wanted to cover it with some copper pipe. It’s 1/2 inch copper pipe from Lowes, I heated it with my backup cook stove to soften it and then the fun part began…bending, reheating,cutting with an angle grinder, swearing, cooling in a bucket, hammering, trimming and scoring the inside surface for epoxy.
Should wear much better when dragging it in the sand, which I love doing!
And here we are after adding more epoxy and sanding off the excess. I wish I had sent my copper powder so I could cover all the patches with that lovely green oxidized copper color. My biggest concern was patching up all the dings before water had a chance to do its thing. The boat gets more used looking every year, but it still gets the job done.
I’ve been delayed here in Pensacola for a week while a hurricane travels toward my intended sailing areas, so I will launch here and enjoy some day sailing before trailering toward Key Largo.