An account of the good life that I am having and have had.....
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Shaping the Gypsy Rudders
This year the Monsoon has been quite bad since October last year until now with the improvement in weather it is time for me to start building my catamaran again. To regain back the momentum, I started with the shaping of both the rudders. the rudders were shaped from a big piece of wood measuring 1100 mm by 300 mm. The wood that I had selected for the job is Balau hitam which is a all weather resistant wood.(same as those used for the main beams)
First the shape of the rudder had to be drawn on the edge. I then used a planner to give it the basic shape
It is quite a slow process as the wood is hard.
This is half done!
A sander is used to give the final finish .And this is how it looks like when completed. Now I have to do the same process all over again for the second rudder...the joy of catamaran building...always have to do twice the same work!
I have alway been able to do things that I enjoy doing and have a good life. Although I was brought up in the city of Kuala Lumpur but at heart I have always been a hill billy country boy.In my school days I was a member of the 10 KL (Air Scout) Troop.From air scouting I learned to like aircraft and ended up serving in the Royal Malaysian Air Force as a pilot. Later when I completed my service I became a commercial helicopter pilot and is still enjoying the job
Enjoying the Great Outdoors and living a life in harmony with nature has always been my style of living. I always tell my friends that it does not require a lot of money to have a good life but you must KNOW HOW to have a good life.