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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-09-2015
Replies: 283
Views: 91,290
Posted By Christian Winkler
Re: Local boat buying assistance

I could have a look on boats in Croatia, but it might take some weeks, as Im not there permanently.
gtx chris
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-11-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,888
Posted By Ferretchaser
Re: Lower rudder bushing

If you give me the measurements and a scetch, I can machine the bits you want out of bronze for you. I probably have the bar stock on board

ATB

Michael
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-10-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,888
Posted By rikhall
Re: Lower rudder bushing

Benmerc - you were looking at the wrong place - there are bunch of us that have replaced that lower bushing. And, it is the same bushing on quite a few sized Irwins. Here is one set of information...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-09-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,888
Posted By Delta-T
Re: Lower rudder bushing

Funny you should suggest that. I was not going to mention it because of fear of being jump all over...I did just that to my lower shoe two days ago and it came out great. My shoe is much like...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-09-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,888
Posted By MarkSF
Re: Lower rudder bushing

The bronze on bronze approach used on my Bristol lasted 30 years and at least 10,000 hours of use, so I'm inclined to think it has something going for it.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-09-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,888
Posted By CalebD
Re: Lower rudder bushing

West system also sells the graphite powder to make a low friction surface.

I'd wipe a thin layer of vaseline on only the rudder shaft before pouring the epoxy; this will act as a mold release once...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-09-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,888
Posted By MarkSF
Re: Lower rudder bushing

Delrin is a machinable plastic so you need an ordinary machine shop, not a plastic fabricator. It would be made on an ordinary lathe.

You need to make a drawing or sketch of what you want, and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-09-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,888
Posted By jsaronson
Re: Lower rudder bushing

Looks like something a machine shop could make out of delrin.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-08-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,888
Posted By Delta-T
Re: Lower rudder bushing

Got any pictures, it would help.
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