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post #19 of Old 04-06-2018
James Mead
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Re: Mirage 27 (Perry design) - rudder repair

Here you can see the rudder supported and dropped and a few pics of the repairs under way. Our club has a trailer that can lift the cradle a couple of feet which save me having to dig a hole to drop it into.

Note the copper sleeve that dropped with the rudder and needs to be put back into place on reinstall.

My post was bent 2 degrees and needed to be heated to bend it back. this caused a couple of hairline cracks in the rudder around the post. I sanded them out using an angle grinder with a sanding wheel and will be rebuilding as i finish off the rudder.

A few pics of the sanded rudder before i start to fill the voids.

All in all if i hadn't had the stuck bolts it was pretty easy to drop the rudder. Hopefully the reinstall goes smoothly. Sailing weather is just around the corner (if we can just get rid of the ice)
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Last edited by James Mead; 04-06-2018 at 07:39 PM. Reason: typo
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