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Re: Frozen rudder shaft Hinterhoeller 28
I think I'd be considering looking for an appropriate ID thick-walled fiberglass tube or pipe, remove the original altogether and fiberglass/epoxy the new tube in place with substantial gussets... something like this:
If you can't find the right tube diameter you could make your own as described by SloopJonB previously.. and do the same.
EDIT:... I see SJB and I are on the same page!!!
Great pic Faster - that's EXACTLY what I meant. I got that gusset idea from New Orleans Marine - it was one of the details they did that other builders omitted - it adds a bunch of strength to a spade installation.
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Last edited by SloopJonB; 02-06-2013 at 08:56 PM.