Skerry beginner question on rudder assembly

Folks, sorry for such mundane questions, but this is our first boat building project and we want to get it right.  The sanding for the rudder cheeks and rudder blade seems to be important for a proper fit when finished.  The manual says the top area of the rudder blade needs to be "heavily sanded to make it a little thinner so it won't bind in the rudder head." 

That seems ambiguous to me.  Heavy sanding for a little thinner? 

Later, a quarter inch hole must be drilled in the upper rudder blade for the knot hole required for the rudder blade's 3/16 inch line.  Heavy sanding doesn't leave much forgiveness for that quarter inch hole.  Does heavy sanding mean a layer of plywood on each side or what?  Once again, just looking for a beautiful boat in the end.  Thanks!  Bob 

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RE: Skerry beginner question on rudder assembly

The simple answer is to make the rudder fit within the rudder cheeks while sanding equally on both sides as to the hole look carefully at the plans it goes thru the rudder if I recall properly and the thickness of the rudder itself has no real impact

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