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johndotson 03-24-2008 09:40 PM

Rudder replacement
Hey everyone,

I recently purchased a 1961 Pearson Electra. She is a little rough but nothing a little elbow grease and some expert advice can’t fix. I really need to replace the rudder and I have no idea where to begin… other than the obvious. The rudder is wood. What type of wood should I use? Glues, epoxys... anything. I also want to put a cabin sole in what type of adheasive should I use to place the teak and holly plywood to the existing painted fiberglass?

sailingdog 03-24-2008 10:13 PM

You might try Idasailor. They make a lot of replacement rudders for a lot of boats.

Classic30 03-25-2008 12:32 AM

Have a read of this thread. You'll find lots of useful tips.

Have fun! ;)

johndotson 03-25-2008 01:51 AM

Thank you so much guys! This information is exactly what I needed.

johndotson 03-26-2008 08:11 PM

This is the extent of what I have to deal with.

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