International Seawind Pilots Association
John Ricciotti

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The following letter and pictures were received from John on November 30, 2003:

From: John Ricciotti
To: [ISPA]
Sent: Sunday, November 30, 2003
Subject: Control panel cover & water rudder notes

Hi Brent,
Just a quick note to follow up on the post [997] I just made on the control panel cover that Graham Woodd can make in his Seattle shop.

I've attached a picture of the finished part below.

I would also like to submit some photos of a different water rudder design that I learned from Scott Devlin. It uses an extra bulkhead to make the entire pulley area watertight and not worry about snorkel tubes and such. I will write up a lengthy letter of what I have learned if you want to post it in the builder's tips area.


Above: Graham Woodd holding the glare shield that he fabricates for Seawinds.
Wally Weller's Seawind can be seen in the background.
See post 997 in the "Hangar." 

Above: John's water rudder installation.
Note, the additional BH's at the top isolate the control cables and tiller pulley from the water well. 
See post 997 in the "Hangar."

Above: View of water rudder BH looking up from underneath.

John sent the following photos of the MLG fixtures he will loan out to you. Click on photos to enlarge.

swingarm fixture500.JPG (33570 bytes)    pivot pin temp axle500.JPG (24456 bytes)    fixture between panels500.JPG (14468 bytes)