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Old 12-01-2020, 06:02   #1
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Leopard 40 Rudder Post - Salt on post

Encrusted salt is coming up my starboard post (see pic). It seems to ooze from the seam between where the fiberglass ends and the bare post begins. Anyone out there ever experience this? Solution?Click image for larger version

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Re: Leopard 40 Rudder Post - Salt on post

From the pattern (note the brown streaks) it's salt water coming up the tube and then evaporating. The solution that comes to mind is installing a shaft seal.
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Re: Leopard 40 Rudder Post - Salt on post

The seal is on the top of the tube. The bottom of the type has no seal - depending on the year of your L40. To fix it you have to be out of the water as this is below the water line.
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Re: Leopard 40 Rudder Post - Salt on post

The tube on the rudders is sikaflexed into the bottom Ali housing. Pitting through was a problem which some owners injected grease into this space to stop the water coming inside and causing the corrosion of the tube. I have just bought a set of nice new fiberglass tubes with seals in the top that I will fit shortly to my Leopard40 2009 model to stop this problem
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Re: Leopard 40 Rudder Post - Salt on post

Thanks all. Mine is a 2006 Leopard.
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Re: Leopard 40 Rudder Post - Salt on post

Can this be done in the water?
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The tube on the rudders is sikaflexed into the bottom Ali housing. Pitting through was a problem which some owners injected grease into this space to stop the water coming inside and causing the corrosion of the tube. I have just bought a set of nice new fiberglass tubes with seals in the top that I will fit shortly to my Leopard40 2009 model to stop this problem
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Re: Leopard 40 Rudder Post - Salt on post

Wait a minute... Am I missing something?

Is that IT? That's the rudder post thru hull? No buttresses? No other structure? That little bit of frp is supposed to take the entire load of the rudder post?
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Can this be done in the water?
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Wait a minute... Am I missing something?

Is that IT? That's the rudder post thru hull? No buttresses? No other structure? That little bit of frp is supposed to take the entire load of the rudder post?
The bottom delrin bush housing is built into the hull and it has a smaller lip that fits of the inside of the tube. They are sikaflexed together as mentioned already. You'll see extra fiberglass reinforcing around that area if look underneath where the rudder stock comes out.

International Boat Spares carry stock of these parts and they are very efficient.
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