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  1. Dropping Rudder

    Gear & Maintenance
    Hello all! I have a 1977 Pearson 28 and need to drop the rudder. Per the pictures, I am not certain how to detach the lower support. Anyone have any experience with this design?
  2. Remounting Rudder

    Gear & Maintenance
    Hi all, I have an Albin Cumulus (28') and had a rudder problem at the end of last season (thankfully). In short, one of the two gudgeons holding the rudder to the transom failed (rusted though). The gudgeons are through-bolted through the rudder stock. I have had two replacement gudgeon...
  3. Rudder stuffing box detached and leaking

    Gear & Maintenance
    Hi, My rudder post leaks water between the hull and bottom of stuffing box because it is not attached to the hull at all. I have never worked on a rudder but I am assuming this is bad. I am assuming the box is supposed to be fastened to the hull and the rudder shaft is supposed to rotate inside...
  4. Water "Drain" in Rudder?

    Gear & Maintenance
    I recently acquired a Bristol condition 1985 Lippincott 30 that was exceptionally well-cared for by the previous owner. During my two year search for an outstanding mid-80s built boat I found several boats with rudders damaged by water infiltration/freezing over the years here in NE. It...
  5. Rubber Flaps over Rudder

    Gear & Maintenance
    Hi All, This is my first post and am not sure of the technical wording, however here it goes: I have a 1983 Beneteau First 38S and currently is on the dry, just finished sandblasting the hull. I noticed 2 small rubber flaps (one on each side) screwed onto the skeg and overlapping onto the...
  6. Rudder bearing replacement C&C 36 + other issues

    Gear & Maintenance
    Dear ... Forum Before i point my questions, a short introduction to Sailnet and her users! April 2014 i bought a C&C 36, 1980 in Miami. Sailed her through the Bahamas, Haiti (where the canoo boys made some nice deep scratches), Dominican Republic to Curaçao. Now docked in Curaçao, this year i...
  7. Skeg-hung Rudder Question

    Gear & Maintenance
    I have a full skeg-hung rudder and recently I noticed a problem that dates back to 1982 when the boat was built. I pulled the rudder in 2008 and completely rebuilt it when I noticed a bit of water had penetrated where the fiberglass attaches to the rudder stock. I did the removal and reinstall...
  8. Skeg-hung Rudder Question

    Gear & Maintenance
    I have a full skeg-hung rudder and recently I noticed a problem that dates back to 1982 when the boat was built. I pulled the rudder in 2008 and completely rebuilt it when I noticed a bit of water had penetrated where the fiberglass attaches to the rudder stock. I did the removal and reinstall...
  9. 1981 Catalina '25 Needs a rudder

    Gear & Maintenance
    Does anyone know where I might find a rudder for my Catalina? Any suggestions are welcome.
  10. Catalina 22 rudder

    Gear & Maintenance
    Greetings, I have a problem. I'm trying to remove the tiller and rudder from my Cat 22. At the beginning of last season I put the rudder on the boat by simply slipping the two pins on the rudder into the two gudgeons on the transom. I want to remove the rudder so I can install the mast...
  11. Wing keel in a shallow slip

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    The rudder on the Catalina 36 is only slightly shorter than its wing keel. I may be assigned a slip in which the Catalina will sit on the bottom (mud) when we have an extremely low tide. Are any of you in that same situation? If so, what has been your experience? Thanks, mrmac
  12. Is this the rudder head?

    Gear & Maintenance
    I have a C&C 35 Mk II, which had an Edson steering pedestal and wheel and which I removed, as I prefer a tiller. It has an emergency tiller which fits over a "rudder head" at the back of the cockpit (see picture here: https://www.dropbox.com/sc/w8irjonv0zojfkz/AADWiDICiqmBFsjtjzi2oEQra). But...
  13. Santana 22 (1974) rudder bolts

    Gear & Maintenance
    Hey everybody! I'm new to this forum thing, but I have a question regarding Santana 22 boat plans. I have a 1974 Santana 22. It's been a great boat thus far and now I've run into an issue that I'm trying to work around. I'm hoping to be able to fix this without taking the boat out of the...
  14. rudder rake

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Hello, I have been looking for a thread or other info on rudder rake in boat design but I cannot find much about it. I am curious about the effect of rudder rake and why/how designers scale this variable in the design of the boats. Most rudders are more or less vertical on modern...
  15. Pearson 26 Rudder Lost - know of any for sale?

    Gear & Maintenance
    Good evening everyone. Went for a sail on the Magothy yesterday on my Pearson 26 and the rudder sheared off at the hull line. I've had her for 2 years and in that time completed a week long cruise around the bay and, in early October, completed a Delmarva circumnavigation. Have also been out in...
  16. 1973 Tartan rudder

    Tartan
    Hello, I have recently bought a Tartan 30 1973 boat in good shape except for the rudder. The rudder has completely fell off the shaft, and so I intend to have someone build me a new one. However I need the rudder specs to do so. I was wondering if anyone might have the specs on the rudder or...
  17. Looking for O'Day Daysailor Rudder

    Gear & Maintenance
    I have a 1974 O'Day Daysailor which is in pretty good shape. Unfortunately, it was flipped on the mooring in a squall yesterday and the rudder was lost. I have looked on DR Marine and for both the rudder head and the blade it will cost about $600... Ouch! Does anyone know where I might find a...
  18. Any tips for removing corroded bolts at rudder?

    Gear & Maintenance
    Good day everyone! I am in need of some advice as to the best method to remove bolts that are corroded into their sleeves in a tight area. I am in the process of refinishing the topside, and I need to remove the rudder in order to do a proper job on the transom (the rudder is mounted to the...
  19. Gib Sea 37 - 1986 rudder specs

    Other Brands
    Hi, I'm trying to replace a missing rudder on a Gib Sea 37. All I have is the upper 12" and the post. Does anyone have the drawings for this boat or any sort of pictures/specs that can help me fabricate or design a new one.
  20. Home-made Replacement Rudder

    Maintenance/How-to Videos
    Here is how we made a replacement rudder for our 1971 Ericson 32 when the original began to weep rust out of a crack. Instead of waiting for a rudder failure, we had a local machine shop weld a heavy schedule 80 SS pipe with a series of 1/8" SS plates, which we infilled with foam and covered...
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