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Hey Guys,

Thought I would post some pics of a reproduction part I made for a customer with a Ranger 37. It is the Rudder Shaft support. It is made of HDPE. The rudder shaft has worn a bit so I needed to fabricate these with a little tighter radius (about 2 hundredths of an inch). I used the CNC router and Autocad to program it and run it. I only had a 1.5 inch plastic cutter so I had to make a blocking system to line the two sides up dead nuts when I flipped them.
Thanks for checking it out.


 

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Nice, you should shoot a video of the CNC machine, I love to watch the new machines making parts. I would be interested in seeing the process from cad to completion.
 

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Hi There,

I have a Ranger 37 with a wheel that has more than a bit of drag on the rudder. Steering system has been lubed up and checked, and I now think it may be the old bearings getting a bit tight after swelling with age. Could you tell me exactly how these are installed and if there are any tips or experiences you might want to share I would be eternally grateful. Were the ones you replaced too tight or too loose?

Thanks!
 
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