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Rudder replacement

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I recently purchased a 1961 Pearson Electra. She is a little rough but nothing a little elbow grease and some expert advice can’t fix. I really need to replace the rudder and I have no idea where to begin… other than the obvious. The rudder is wood. What type of wood should I use? Glues, epoxys... anything. I also want to put a cabin sole in what type of adheasive should I use to place the teak and holly plywood to the existing painted fiberglass?
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You might try Idasailor. They make a lot of replacement rudders for a lot of boats.




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Thank you so much guys! This information is exactly what I needed.
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This is the extent of what I have to deal with.
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Re: Rudder replacement

Did you ever fix your rudder? I have an Electra with a bad rudder too. But mine is curved to one side because it dried out after I took the old delaminating fiberglass off only one side. I don't think they were originally fiberglassed over. From what I have gathered reading up, the photo you posted shows a rudder that is just dried out. When you put it back in the water it should swell back up and be OK. What have you found???
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Re: Rudder replacement

johndotson hasn't posted here in 7 years. I don't think you will get an answer.

I suspect you are right about the fiberglass covering not being original. Almost surely an attempt by a previous owner to remedy some issues with the rudder. Maybe an owner that has fixed or repaired a wood rudder will chime in with their experiences.

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