Lower Rudder 2 Part Bushing - SailNet Community

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 Old 11-11-2009 Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: en route
Posts: 83
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 7
 
Lower Rudder 2 Part Bushing

Im doing a rudder repair on a 27' Watkins...there is a two part bushing that needs to be replaced...im having trouble finding the part...ive called a couple places in Annapolis with no luck...nothing so far online...any ideas on where else to look??? any help would be great...
Dolby is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 Old 11-11-2009
Telstar 28
 
sailingdog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,290
Thanks: 0
Thanked 17 Times in 13 Posts
Rep Power: 15
         
Any photos of the part???

Sailingdog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.
sailingdog is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 5 Old 11-11-2009
Senior Member
 
davidpm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Madison
Posts: 4,267
Thanks: 315
Thanked 68 Times in 59 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
I have not used these people myself but I have read good things about them. A local machine shop may be cheaper though.
CNC Machine Shop | Custom Waterjet, Plasma, Laser Cutting | eMachineShop.com
davidpm is online now  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 5 Old 11-12-2009
Tartan 27' owner
 
CalebD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: NYC
Posts: 4,909
Thanks: 6
Thanked 118 Times in 110 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
Without photos we can only speculate as SD suggests.
I replaced the lower bearing on our rudder some 5 years ago with a bronze flanged bearing I found at a Sears hardware store. I had to grind it down a bit to get it to fit into the lower gudgeon but it has held up well to date.
It is kind of amazing what you can do with a grinding wheel, a pair of goggles and a piece of work in action.
Before I bought a boat I thought I could buy everything I needed or wanted off of the internet. Now I don't think quite the same way. You may have to fabricate stuff you never thought you could before. I felt like the Greek god Hiaphaestos as I was grinding that sucker down to size. I still have all my fingers and still don't limp though.
Best of luck.

"The cure for anything is salt water~ sweat, tears, or the sea." ~Isak Denesen

Everybody has one:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
CalebD is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #5 of 5 Old 11-12-2009
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 890
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 9
 
I have quite a few round chunks of plastic, like delrin, nylatron, etc. which make good bearings. I also have a lathe, so if this isn't anything real complicated I probably make you one pretty quick. The one in my boat spun in the hull, I getting ready to epoxy it back in.

Gary H. Lucas
GaryHLucas is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Building a Rudder Newport 30 Armchairprotest Gear & Maintenance 5 04-07-2009 01:11 PM
Emergency Steering John Kretschmer Seamanship Articles 0 03-08-2002 07:00 PM
Emergency Steering John Kretschmer Gear and Maintenance Articles 0 03-08-2002 07:00 PM
Emergency Steering John Kretschmer Cruising Articles 0 03-08-2002 07:00 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome