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Old 31-08-2011, 17:14   #1
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I am trying to source some new rudders for my Fontaine Pajot Belize 43, can anybody help?
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Old 05-09-2011, 08:57   #2
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Re: New Rudders

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You didn't mention whether you need to replace blades and posts (shafts) or require just a "reblade", but for either situation, the choices that I'm aware of are: Phil's Foils in Canada (www.fastcomposites.ca), Foss Foam in Florida (NewRudders.com » About Us), and Finco in California (FinCo Fabrication Creates Quality Fiberglass Products for Boating and Industry in Santa Ana, California).

I only have experience in dealing with Finco. Over the years, I've had them do new daggerboards and rudders, as well as replace rudder blades. I understand they have done many catamaran rudders and shipped them to customers throughout the USA, South Pacific and Caribbean.

If it's a reblade that you require, your rudders w/shafts can be shipped to Finco and they can either make a mold from one of your existing rudder blades, or utilize one of the many rudder molds that they have that would be appropriate.
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Re: New Rudders

Foss Foam in Florida made a custom rudder for me years ago. They also have an enormous number of "stock" rudder molds for repairing or replacing brand name boat's rudders.
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Re: New Rudders

I Need to replace the entire rudders, There is some rust pitting on the bottom of the rudder stock, the surveyor suggests they will last under light pressure but will need to be changed for an ocean crossing.

You didn't mention whether you need to replace blades and posts (shafts) or require just a "reblade", but for either situation, the choices that I'm aware of are: Phil's Foils in Canada (www.fastcomposites.ca), Foss Foam in Florida (NewRudders.com » About Us), and Finco in California (FinCo Fabrication Creates Quality Fiberglass Products for Boating and Industry in Santa Ana, California).

I only have experience in dealing with Finco. Over the years, I've had them do new daggerboards and rudders, as well as replace rudder blades. I understand they have done many catamaran rudders and shipped them to customers throughout the USA, South Pacific and Caribbean.

If it's a reblade that you require, your rudders w/shafts can be shipped to Finco and they can either make a mold from one of your existing rudder blades, or utilize one of the many rudder molds that they have that would be appropriate.[/QUOTE]
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