SailNet Community - View Single Post - Bent Rudder
Thread: Bent Rudder
View Single Post
post #3 of Old 11-10-2008
Senior Member
xsboats's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: St. Augustine, Florida
Posts: 337
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 10
If you are able to straighten the rudder shaft, whether it is stainless steel or bronze, the force required to bend it a second time will be significantly less. If it is a composite shaft ,it is really broken , not bent. In either case, I would split the rudder ,remove the shaft and plate, and replace it. I bent a rudder shaft during a grounding once,straightened it , then had the rudder break off at the same location.This left no pattern to go by when I started from scratch building a new one. Best to do it right the first time.
xsboats is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome