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Old 11-05-2013, 01:53   #1
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Rudder repairs

Hi all I have just had my rudder repaired for the second time firstly the Pintel bearing was re machined for a pretty penny, then on the first sail the tiller was slipping off centre which actually ended up being the top fitting on the rudder slipping in the sleeve due to deteriorated (they tell me bronze) not sure how this corrodes, anyway the cost of replacing this fitting was out of my budget so they drilled a hole through the sleeve and shaft and inserted a 3/8 inch bolt, I have posted some pics and just wondering what your opinions are on this repair cheers.

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Old 11-05-2013, 14:18   #2
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What size boat? I built a new rudder for less than $500 for my boat.

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Old 11-05-2013, 20:27   #3
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Dissimilar Metal? Looks like a bronze rudder and stainless post, in any event you have some serious corrosion going on there that needs to be revisited. This is a jury rig at best..
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Old 11-05-2013, 21:00   #4
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Re: Rudder repairs

As far as a temporary fix's go, it looks like it will work for a while ! But it's not a FIX. Ya have to have a working rudder, and this fix is something I would do at anchor someplace in the boonies! Not at home !! Of course it's your boat, but if it were I, I would go cheaper somewhere else and get it repaired RIGHT, cus if ya loose it altogether, you might lose you boat ! Just my 2 cents
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