Cruisers Forum

  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on Cruisers Forums. Advertise Here
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 11-04-2011, 08:25   #1
Registered User
synchronicity98's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Portland, Maine
Boat: Nor'West 33
Posts: 74
Need advice! Rudder Post / Rudder Pin Questions

Quote from the 2005 survey:

"The vessel has a supported rudder attached to the aft end of the full keel with a bottom bearing and intermediate bearing. The rudder was fibreglass with a bronze cap and bronze rudder post. The rudder turned independently of the rudder post with some play at the connection to the rudder post at the top of the rudder and movement of a pin which connected the metal rudder cap to the rudder post. This should be repaired by a qualified marine technician. The rudder and bearings were sound."

We are looking at buying this boat, but have just learned that the owner never dealt with this finding from his 2005 survey... What do you think? How serious is this (six years later), and what will we be looking at (ballpark) to fix it? Picture below was taken last week.

An added complication... the boat is in Mexico, so "qualified marine technicians" may be at a premium...

VERY much appreciate any insights you can share!!!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Rudder_Port.JPG
Views:	162
Size:	211.8 KB
ID:	26026  
synchronicity98 is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
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
Rudder Shaft Modification . . . Need Advice otherthan Construction, Maintenance & Refit 21 19-11-2010 23:14
Bent Rudder Post -- Advice? jglauds Construction, Maintenance & Refit 2 14-10-2010 01:36
Leaking Rudder Post dissent Construction, Maintenance & Refit 3 04-06-2010 06:41
Possible Rudder Rebuild Questions Northeaster Construction, Maintenance & Refit 49 22-10-2009 10:41
Repacking the rudder post? mestrezat Construction, Maintenance & Refit 5 18-09-2008 10:53

Advertise Here

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:36.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.