8.0B rudder post - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > Boat Builders Row > S2
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 11-30-2007
dorourke's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 163
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
dorourke is on a distinguished road
8.0B rudder post

I need to remove my rudder from my boat before too much freezing damages the rudder from water saturation.

There is a pin connecting the rudder post to the tiller knuckle. I think it is a tapered pin, it also could be a threaded stud with the hex or slot ground off.

Does anyone know the best way to remove it before I take the drill to it?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 12-19-2007
rperret's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Western Long Island Sound
Posts: 221
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 12
rperret is on a distinguished road
could you post a picture? would help to understand best way to approach this. would be concerned if someone actually ground off the head of a bolt.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 12-20-2007
dakuehn's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 54
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
dakuehn is on a distinguished road
I removed the pin holding the rudder of my 82' 7.3 this summer using a hammer and nail set. The pin is tappered and comes out in only one direction. It has some notches that run along the side, which compress when you drive it into the shaft. If you look closely, you should be able to see these notches on one end of the pin, this is the end you should be hitting. I used an ample supply of 3 in 1 oil during my effort (I don't think the rudder had ever been dropped on my boat) and was getting a bit frustrated prior to success. My boat was out of the water, which made the process much easier.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 12-21-2007
dakuehn's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 54
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
dakuehn is on a distinguished road
Correction--hit the end of the pin where you do not see the notches. Looked at my pin last night and it refreshed my memory.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 12-22-2007
dorourke's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 163
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
dorourke is on a distinguished road
Thanks much, this will help me. My first attempt at driving it out made me doubt it was a tapered pin, that's why I threw this question out here. Now that I know it is in fact a tapered pin I can swing the hammer with certain intent. I can't post a picture because I still don't know how to do it. I appretiate the replies.

Dennis
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 12-09-2008
MisterBilge's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: West Coast of New England (VT)
Posts: 21
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
MisterBilge is on a distinguished road
Mine (8.5M) workde its way out, and the rudder fell off! Fortunately on the mooring. I've replaced w/ lock washer & bolt.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message 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:

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

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Building a New Ruuder Armchairprotest Gear & Maintenance 16 12-06-2009 11:15 PM
Building a Rudder Newport 30 Armchairprotest Gear & Maintenance 5 04-07-2009 02:11 PM
Emergency Steering John Kretschmer Seamanship Articles 0 03-08-2002 08:00 PM
Emergency Steering John Kretschmer Gear and Maintenance Articles 0 03-08-2002 08:00 PM
Emergency Steering John Kretschmer Cruising Articles 0 03-08-2002 08:00 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:45 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.