Rudder cap stuck on rudder, how to remove? - SailNet Community
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 Old 07-06-2011 Thread Starter
Junior Member
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Rudder cap stuck on rudder, how to remove?


I'm doing some maintenance on the (new to me) 1977 Islander 26, my first sail boat, coming from power boat arena.

Wanted to drop the rudder to check on the shaft condition.

I took out the bolt the holds the tiller in place, took out the bolt that is a little lower and I assume it holds the metal rudder cap on top of my aft bench to rudder.
I also removed a smaller screw at the front of the cap, it seems to center the shaft or something.

The problem is that the rudder still in place.
It moves up and down 1/2" because of the worn down shaft and surfaces but the cap doesn't disconnect. I even tried pulling on the rudder from bellow.

Do you think it is simply stuck, and needs a little more force, or is there something else that holds it in place?

All bolts have been removed.

Thank you.

1977 Islander 26 Bahama "FREEBOOTER"
2008 Yamaha SX230 HO

Last edited by Capt. Mhack; 07-06-2011 at 03:51 PM.
Capt. Mhack is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 Old 11-30-2011
Junior Member
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Belleville Wisconsin
Posts: 13
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Check to see if there are any set screws. The cap on my rudder has a 5/16 bolt there for safety but also two 1/4 20 set screws to prevent play.
mikenmid is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook

Quick Reply

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


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

Email Address:


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
Pop Up rudder wbuck Gear & Maintenance 1 05-26-2010 08:13 PM
stuck/seized rudder on grampian 26 llaar Gear & Maintenance 8 08-18-2008 09:53 PM
do i need to remove rudder to remove shaft 37cc jumpnkd Irwin 4 04-13-2008 10:48 AM
Best way to remove bottom paint and barrier coat from rudder saurav16 Gear & Maintenance 9 04-11-2008 02:46 AM
How to remove and replace rudder Catalina 30 justtls06 Gear & Maintenance 1 07-01-2006 09:58 AM

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