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Old 08-01-2015, 15:31   #1
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New Rudder old key

Hi All,

Had a new rudder built with stainless shaft and the yard put it back together with a 4-5 inch bronze key from the old bronze shaft. This is above the waterline.

Will this be a problem over time?


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Old 08-01-2015, 16:43   #2
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Re: New Rudder old key

The effects should be minimal since it is not immersed but it is in a salt air environment. A new stainless or Monel key is so cheap its hard to believe they reused an old component, let alone an old bronze key.
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Re: New Rudder old key

Should be fine. I would probably use a bronze key purposely.
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