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rudder
We are wishing to replace our rudder set up from a slide in/out system to a swing rudder. i am looking for any advicve on where, how, who can help us with this project or even what the system should look like. Any suggestions are welcome (or needed more to the point).

Cheers Anthony

Anthony Main19-Aug-2001    Edit    Delete 
Rudder replacement,swing, using Cattalina keel
After snapping my swing rudder,returning from Rotto to Woodmans point, on maiden voyage,& being ona tight budget ! $800 replacement cost scared me .After exhaustive searching around W.A. friendly Jameie at Rockingham chandlery tried several rudders to no avail, when I showed him the old one he offered me a snapped off Cattalina catamaran keel. After much fibreglass work by "Fenchie" & a couple of hundred bucks later, I had a new rudder.Tip- ensure the rudder fills the alluminium box frame,& a deep groove is cut around the top of the rudder to locate the lifting & lowering ropes;& stop them slipping off.Shot cord sewn into the rope also can keep tension on them,helping to locate them.Feel free to call if you need more advice.0438543691.
Neil Ensor Parkwood, W.A. ph 04385436919-Oct-2001    Edit    Delete 
replacement rudder for rl24.Delete catalina above replace tornado catermaran!
whoops! I meant to say a Tornado cat not a catalina!Must be alziemers setting in or too much salt air,or Guinness!!!sorry.
neil ensor31-Oct-2001    Edit    Delete 
Rudder- swing
I have an original Mk 1 cast rudder stock and glass/wood composite blade avaliable if you are interested...Working order with a couple of mods to make raise lower easier... Only drama with these was they dont easily allow you to drag the stern up on th e beach as they only just stop horizontal in the "up" position... this can be fixed by further mods to the pivot point- moving it further aft and possibly reinforcing the casting with a bit of alloy welding...
wayne hill2-Nov-2001    Edit    Delete 
3 rd time lucky!!!!!! It was actually an Eyvonne catamaran
I have an original Mk 1 cast rudder stock and glass/wood composite blade avaliable if you are interested...Working order with a couple of mods to make raise lower easier... Only drama with these was they dont easily allow you to drag the stern up on th e beach as they only just stop horizontal in the "up" position... this can be fixed by further mods to the pivot point- moving it further aft and possibly reinforcing the casting with a bit of alloy welding...
Neil Ensor23-Dec-2001    Edit    Delete 

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