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RL34 Swing Rudder Blade
Well what a plesant suprise to find so many people enjoying their RL's, We have been based in Port Stephens for many years, with the Myall Lakes nearby it is just magic, but thats another story.
I am looking to replace the Rudder Blade on our much loved RL34, we have been fighting a loosing battle with osmosis in the rudder for many years and I have concerns about its long term integrity. The Rudder is swing mounted on a cast tiller assembly. Does anyone know where I could buy a new one !! :-), or arrange to have one made
Cheers Simon

Simon Bennett7-Dec-2006    Edit    Delete 
Re: RL34 Swing Rudder Blade
Why not have a go at making one yourself. Use ply or the proper foam core and just build up the layers with glass and resin. It is a very easy shape to reproduce and I don't believe a true aerofoil shape is really required. Anyway you have one to copy. A good chandlery can advise you what glass to use and how many layers you will need. It is also worth contacting the resin manufacturers - they can be very helpful. They also have brochures and probably web pages to describe the process step-by-step. The bigger boat shows always have stands with retailers of foam core, resin and glass.
Heed the safety warnings though.
Keith Merkley11-Jan-2007    Edit    Delete 
Re: RL34 Swing Rudder Blade
i had a new lift board made for c-nymph brett young in adelaide, a new deeper foil overcame weather helm and transformed a beautiful hull into a truly responsive yacht.
rob robinson23-Jan-2012    Edit    Delete 

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