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07-07-2013 09:15 PM
GaryMasse
Re: Question Regarding Rudder S2 Model 8B

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Originally Posted by deniseO30 View Post
Gary it looks very well made and built by someone that knew what they were doing. I Guess you could weld or drill a block of metal at the place on the gear where you would want the stops to be.
Hi Denise,
I ended up discussing as well with my local sailing shop and the owner suggested the following. I inserted two stainless steel clevis pins on the gear at the right location as stoppers and glued with epoxy glues. though not necessarily the recommended part, it works quite well as a stopper. I tested over the week-end it some pretty strong winds and it worked quite well. When I take out of the water in the fall, I will look at having some blocks welded, but this is a good start. I have attached an image.
Thank-you Denise for your initial response and everyone's comments and feedback,

Enjoy the rest of your season everyone,

Gary
07-03-2013 10:24 PM
GaryMasse
Re: Question Regarding Rudder S2 Model 8B

Quote:
Originally Posted by deniseO30 View Post
Gary it looks very well made and built by someone that knew what they were doing. I Guess you could weld or drill a block of metal at the place on the gear where you would want the stops to be.
Thanks Denise, that was one option I was considering.

Gary
07-03-2013 10:20 PM
deniseO30
Re: Question Regarding Rudder S2 Model 8B

Gary it looks very well made and built by someone that knew what they were doing. I Guess you could weld or drill a block of metal at the place on the gear where you would want the stops to be.
07-03-2013 10:09 PM
GaryMasse
Re: Question Regarding Rudder S2 Model 8B

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I have an S2 8.0B with wheel steering and I can tell you that mine does not turn 360 degrees. These boats were not made with wheel steering to my knowledge. If you have wheel steering it was an aftermarket add on. Do you know what kind of steering wheel you have? an Edson maybe?
Hello, I tried to locate the name of the wheel but there is no reference. On the survey they simply make reference to the rudder is aided by a rack and pignion mechanism and the shaft to to the rudder runs through a fiberglass tube. Everyone makes reference to having stoppers but I have no idea where this would be located. I have added again a picture of the gear system as well as a top view of the upper mechanism with gears, which are apparently in need of some grease. hopefully this may help someone to point me in the right direction,

Thanks again,

Gary
07-01-2013 09:41 PM
GaryMasse
Re: Question Regarding Rudder S2 Model 8B

Interesting, no I do not know the make of the wheel but will inquire. So it is not normal for the rudder to turn 360. I have attached an image of the gear. The remainder is simply a rod that runs through a pipe to the rudder. I have attached a photo.

Thanks again for your feedback,

Gary
07-01-2013 11:09 AM
olson34
Re: Question Regarding Rudder S2 Model 8B

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Originally Posted by GaryMasse View Post
Hi Denise,
The boat is powered by an 9.9hp outboard .

Thanks,

Gary

I neglected to mention that I have a wheel and not a tillar.

Thanks again,

Gary
The prior owner must have run into a salesman that commonly sold ice boxes to Eskimos.

Get rid of the wheel, once you solve the riddle the 360 degree rudder.
A wheel in a boat that small just makes the boat harder to sail and takes up cockpit room.

That's a good boat design, by the way. I know a couple that has put many hundreds of miles on their S2 26, on summer vacations in Puget Sound and the Gulf Islands. That particular boat was converted to a Betamarina diesel IB several years ago, and travels to distant cruising grounds on a 3-axle trailer.
06-30-2013 09:20 PM
deniseO30
Re: Question Regarding Rudder S2 Model 8B

So, Gary I guess you have gears rather then cables moving the rudder. which I guess is why it can do 360s Sure would love to see photos of that set up!
06-30-2013 08:37 PM
timangiel
Re: Question Regarding Rudder S2 Model 8B

I have an S2 8.0B with wheel steering and I can tell you that mine does not turn 360 degrees. These boats were not made with wheel steering to my knowledge. If you have wheel steering it was an aftermarket add on. Do you know what kind of steering wheel you have? an Edson maybe?
06-29-2013 09:56 PM
GaryMasse
Re: Question Regarding Rudder S2 Model 8B

Hi Denise,
The boat is powered by an 9.9hp outboard .

Thanks,

Gary

I neglected to mention that I have a wheel and not a tillar.

Thanks again,

Gary
06-29-2013 09:48 PM
deniseO30
Re: Question Regarding Rudder S2 Model 8B

Gary WELCOME TO SAILNET! Yes, some will and can completely reverse, It helps make room in the cockpit for sure Backing up can be hard to get used to with a tiller, they tend to over power the unsuspecting person when going in Rev. Are you inboard or outboard engined?

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