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Page history last edited by Tom Harrison 17 years, 3 months ago

Rudder Repair and Modifications

After 12 years of punishment, I noticed some cracking on my rudder near the edge of its metal mounting bracket. In picture #1 you can see on the top side that the rudder has been repaired. Epoxy was injected and it was clamped back together, along with some new glass. I also had it extended by 6 inches to try and get a little more control in heavy wind and to prevent 'weather helm'. In pictures 2-4 I am adding a leading edge strip of glass for more strength as recommended by my boat guy.

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Extended and reinforced Preping for leading edge glass Laying leading edge glass Centering and folding leading edge glass


In photos 5-8 here I am unpacking and setting up for the install of the tiller and rudder.

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Just unwraped the newly gel-coated, repaired and extended rudder. Instlled the pressure release cleat Rudder and Tiller assembily Rudder and tiller assembily showing the newly extended rudder.  6" longer than before.







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