Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Chesapeake Beach
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Protect aluminium tiller straps???
I have totally refinished my stern mounted rudder and cleaned up the hardware that attches the tiller to the rudder. I have these two 1 inch by 3/8 aluminium straps that bind the tiller to the rudder.
How should these be finished? They didn't appear to have any finish on them to begin with but had remnants of varnish and old paint here and there. Now they are bare aluminium. Will it be ok to just use them as is, or do they need to painted or anodized? Since the tiller pivots up and down the inner surface should not be painted as it will surely wear away.
Chesapeake Beach, MD
C&C 25 MKI, Hull No. 039