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egle01 06-22-2008 08:43 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 09:20 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 04:35 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 07:23 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.

browncoatsailing 05-08-2015 03:56 PM

Re: Water comming up through the rudder post
 
I'm having a similar issue on my Hunter 33 right now and can't seem to find anything on it at the moment. Does this require a haul out?

celenoglu 05-08-2015 04:09 PM

Re: Water comming up through the rudder post
 
A haul out is not needed. The post is above the water level when the boat is not making way.

Seaduction 05-08-2015 06:15 PM

Re: Water comming up through the rudder post
 
http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-6V...0/DSC00476.JPG
My rudder packing is a buck algonquin fitting using 1/4 inch packing strips. Don't know if this will help or not.

TQA 05-09-2015 11:41 AM

Re: Water comming up through the rudder post
 
There are at least 4 Catalina owners groups. I am sure that someone on oen of them will be able to help.

This might be a starting point Ruder post leak on 1983 catalina 30 - SailboatOwners.com

Capt Len 05-09-2015 01:04 PM

Re: Water comming up through the rudder post
 
If there is going to be a corrosion problem ,it'll be under the packing. I once found a gland packed with graphite (old time steam engine packing) Had eaten the shaft. SS also gets it little cracks while hidden .

albrazzi 05-09-2015 10:11 PM

Re: Water comming up through the rudder post
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Seaduction (Post 2772402)
http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-6V...0/DSC00476.JPG
My rudder packing is a buck algonquin fitting using 1/4 inch packing strips. Don't know if this will help or not.

That's one ugly stuffing box, I'm not sure its appropriate to point that out but I think it needs attention.


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