Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 15-03-2010, 14:46   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 17
Watkins 27 Rudder Removal

Hey Guys, names Theo and I've been sailing day sailors for years but moving up to an overnighter with my pops (a little father son project).

We've recently removed a bad prop shaft from our Watkins 27 by cutting it out (it was bent up and unusable).

Now we have a new shaft and need to get it in but the rudder is in the way. From searching the net it seems that removing the rudder is supposed to be easy... but from looking at it from inside and out I can't seem to figure out where to start!

Anyone have any experience, tips and tricks for removing the rudder and putting it back in on a watkins 27 or similar type of boat?
__________________
munkey906 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-03-2010, 14:51   #2
Registered User
 
billangiep's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Hudson, Florida
Boat: Angela M. Bayfield 32c
Posts: 63
Might check out the Yahoo Watkins group, pretty active bunch.
__________________
billangiep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-03-2010, 18:11   #3
Registered User
 
BornSailor2's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: On The Water Between NY & Key West
Boat: 1-65'Army T-Boat 2-38' Seafarer
Posts: 23
Is your Watkins a Single Keel or a double fin? I removed the rudder from a double fin which was on the hard sitting on them. It was faily easy. The distance below the boat to remove is the problem. I had to dig a hole in the dirt and the rudder dropped right out after unbolting it up on deck. I would image the single keel is similar. I thought if you loosen up the rudder enough it will turn almost forward and give you enough room to remove shaft with out taken the rudder totally out. Turn it from center line aprox 100 degrees that may work.


BS2
__________________
BornSailor2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
propeller, removal, repairs, rudder

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Paragon Removal don huffman Propellers & Drive Systems 5 08-12-2009 22:25
Bimini Removal? Rhosyn Mor Construction, Maintenance & Refit 15 27-06-2009 13:04
Silicone Removal? haulback Construction, Maintenance & Refit 2 23-05-2009 06:59
Chainplate removal Matt Hager Construction, Maintenance & Refit 3 12-01-2006 13:56
Engine removal?? kingfish Engines and Propulsion Systems 8 17-08-2005 03:11



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:41.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.