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egle01 06-22-2008 09:43 PM

Water comming up through the rudder post
 
I have a 1987 Catalina 30. During my recent trip I noticed allot of water coming in from the top of my rudder post. My bilge kept up with the water but during my 3 hour trip home today my bilge was on about 2 1/2 hours of that. It doesn't leak when the boat is just sitting still so it's not a large problem but needs fixed.

This is a project I have never done before and I'm looking for a website that may have detailed instructions on how to repack the rudder to stop this from happening. Or any other Catalina 30 owner that has experience in this.

Thanks,
Todd

bwindrope 06-22-2008 10:20 PM

I can't speak specifically about your Catalina, but I had the identical problem on my Gulf 32 and found the repair easy. The stuffing on my boat had actually been undersized by the PO and when I removed it I found out why it had been leaking. My boat takes 3/8 stuffing, I think, and is held down by a simple GRP plate and four bolts. Really, it is a 20 minute job.

Mine also only gave me trouble when motoring because it takes the force of the stern wave to push water up the shaft column.

Good luck finding a website on it. I did mine before I started my blog and so don't have any pictures.

Rockter 06-23-2008 05:35 AM

egle...
Can you send us a picture?
As long as it is coming past the packing gland it should be easy to fix.

egle01 06-23-2008 08:23 PM

So far, the research I have found tells me that this should be an easy fix. I thought there was a web page out there on everything imaginable. But I never did find one on this. Thanks bwindrope. I am going to try and tackle this on Saturday.


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