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10-11-2009 07:18 PM
sailingdog Glad to help where I can fuzzy one...
10-11-2009 05:58 PM
tdw I've sent a message to StainlessOutfitter reminding them of the rules re commercial disclosure. For the moment the posts can stand as they don't include web links or contact details.

Thanks for the heads up SD.

Stainless, you should read the rules of course but beyond that, it would be in your best interests to stay on good terms with those who you are hoping will use your services.

If you propose a product on a site like this you are dealing with a bunch of people who will question the veracity of your arguments and if they have any doubts the quality of your products and services.

ps - http://www.sailnet.com/forums/sn_advertise.php (its right up above you under "contact us".)
10-11-2009 12:39 PM
sailingdog It is a fairly friendly and open-minded place, if you're not a a spammer... and by posting what is effectively an advertisment without fully disclosing your relationship, you're effectively a spammer.
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10-11-2009 01:09 AM
mitiempo I live in B.C. where we tend to keep our boats in the water year round (and sail year round ) but in the east where boats are hauled out for the winter I believe there are more reasons for this. Most rudders are built with a stainless frame in foam and glass on the outside. Where the shaft joins the rudder blade or where hardware is attached to the rudder water will eventually get in. Most rudders will eventually develop cracks and however small, they can let water in. This starts the corrosion to the underlying structure of the rudder. After many freeze/thaw cycles damage will increase and corrosion continues. Eventually, after a long time, and many of our boats are over 30 years old, the metal structure is compromised and weakened. When sailing in a breeze there is a lot of sideways force on the rudder and when weakened enough it will break.
Brian
10-10-2009 11:52 PM
ChuckA I'm curious, how old are these Pearsons that are loosing their rudders? I signed a purchase and sales agreement on a 1976 P-28 today and will be lining up a surveyor next week. The boat is in the water so I didn't get a look below the waterline yet. How concerned should I be?
10-10-2009 11:34 PM
mitiempo Put water in rudder on purpose? Strange.
Brian
10-10-2009 03:20 PM
Shortman
Happy w/D&R

Replaced rudder on a P-34 four years ago
10-08-2009 12:17 PM
ottos
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Just found the sailnet website yesterday and not exactly sure how it works or how you PAY for an add. It doesn't seem like a very friendly or open minded place.
That's nice - insult the people you're presuming to sell to !
10-08-2009 09:12 AM
stainlessoutfitter Just found the sailnet website yesterday and not exactly sure how it works or how you PAY for an add. It doesn't seem like a very friendly or open minded place.
10-07-2009 01:32 PM
JomsViking On most boats the rudder should be light with neutral buoyancy - it should neither float, nor sink, so letting water into it seems like a bad idea? When it is completely enclosed, there's also the risks of corrosion.
Not trying to slam your product, just sayin'

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Stainless outfitters up in barrie Ontario have had quite a bit of success fabricating new rudders in stainless steel.They are the exact shape as the original and fully welded where the shaft enters the rudder.Completely sealed it is very light or ballast it with water which you just drain out at the end of the season. Built like an aircraft wing and skinned with 14 gauge stainless plate, they cost no more than a new fiberglass rudder.
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