Broken Rudder

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Re: Broken Rudder

Postby Panman » Sat Sep 14, 2013 11:49 pm

Simon,

I live vey close to you and my boat is on the trailer currently. If there is anything I can do to help you. Please let me know.

Steve
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Re: Broken Rudder

Postby simonhayes » Sun Sep 15, 2013 1:05 am

Well I am having a rudder issue as well. Did Simon get his repaired or rebuilt yet...I am pulling the boat this weekend so if needed I can send pics and measurements . I am hull 309.


Yes - I had mine rebuilt, at some considerable cost ( $3300 ) by Svendsens in Alameda - http://www.svendsens.com/ .

The guy who did for me sent the following description of what he did

The process for the rudder will be: Removal of the cassette and rudder shaft from the boat. Repair the damaged stainless steel flag on the rudder shaft. Cut out and fit two pieces of marine structural foam over the rudder shaft and flags. Pre laminate the two stainless flags with structural fiberglass . Laminate these pieces over the foam with epoxy. Shape the foam to the rudder foil shape. Laminate the foam with two laminates of 17 oz. DB 1708 and marine epoxy resin. Sand, fair and prime with marine epoxy and Duratek primer and bottom paint. Install the two piece cassette and install on boat. All these materials are first class marine items and the Marine structural foam is the best for rudder construction and runs about $18 a square foot. The extra step I described above, prelaminating glass material over the flags gives much more surface area to the flags so they don’t just tear away at the foam under stress, which is just how you rudder (and many others we have seen) fail under load. As you can tell from this description, we have built many rudders and have had no failures.


Here are the pics of the rebuilt rudder - let me know if you have any questions

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Re: Broken Rudder

Postby simonhayes » Sun Sep 15, 2013 1:06 am

Panman wrote:Simon,

I live vey close to you and my boat is on the trailer currently. If there is anything I can do to help you. Please let me know.

Steve


Thanks Steve - I have it done now. Where do you live BTW ? ( you can private mail me if you prefer )
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Re: Broken Rudder

Postby Doncs » Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:52 pm

Simon your replacement rudder looks great...but $$$$ ouch! I am getting my boat lifted out this week so ill see what I have to work with... All of your info has been most helpful ; thanks . Did your insurance cover any of the cost?
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Re: Broken Rudder

Postby simonhayes » Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:16 pm

I actually didn't think about the insurance but I should probably look into it - will let you know .

Good luck

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Re: Broken Rudder

Postby Panman » Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:32 pm

Thanks Steve - I have it done now. Where do you live BTW ? ( you can private mail me if you prefer )

Ron can't get PM's working for me Simon. Glad you got it fixed. I live in Martinez.
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