I just purchased an Alberg 30
in an auction
for a low price
. Why so low? Because the rudder
needs considerable work. Alberg
30s have one pintle and one gudgeon about midway on the rudder
and a pintle at the bottom of the rudder that fits into a rudder shoe attached to the hull
. The shoes are prone to decay, which was the case on the Alberg
I just bought. The former owner wanted to do a repair and purchased the new fittings (i.e. pintle, gudgeon, rudder shoe). Good. But unfortunately the fiberglass
at the bottom of the rudder has crumbled right at the point where the pintle fits into the shoe. The rudder thus needs to be taken off the boat and reglassed before it is going to support the pintle. This maneuver is in itself complicated because the boat has to be lifted in order to extend the shaft to slide the rudder off. I've uploaded a picture to help visualize all this.
The boat is now in a high-end marina with high-end prices. I had planned to sail it out of there. My question is this: Would I have enough stability for the rudder if I install a second pintle-gudgeon set at the bottom of the rudder in place of the rudder shoe? This would be a temporary solution so I could sail the boat to my marina about 50 nm from where it is now and later do the permanent repairs
the boat needs.
I would really appreciate any advice.