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Rudder Repairs South Of England

  • Ian Dean
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30 May 2023 18:07 #1 by Ian Dean
Replied by Ian Dean on topic Rudder Repairs South Of England
Thank you all for your replys,  this is all new to me as I inherited the boat and we are trying to catch up on the maintenance and aesthetics  I am asking the surveyor for a damage photo of the rudder - as the one in the picture was 10 years ago. The survey picked up a few points but the rudder was a big one.

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30 May 2023 18:01 #2 by Balliol Fowden
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Spell checker! Pintles, not pointless!

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30 May 2023 17:59 #3 by Balliol Fowden
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It should just lift out of the skeg cup and pointless. There might be an odd pin or something to stop it lifting out but I can’t see anything in the photo. The boat should not need to come out of the water but might need somebody in the water to guide it back in to the skeg cup after repairs. What repairs? Doesn’t look too bad in the photo!

Balliol.

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30 May 2023 17:56 #4 by Charles Mclaren
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Ian hi,
From the look of it, it should be a straight  vertical lift, which could be done, afloat or ashore. the steelwork on the rudder seems in reasonable condition although it is difficult to tell whether it has been riveted through or bolted. Either way, just disassemble the rudder and replace the planks that are at fault. Not a major operation. Any shipwright should be able to do it. Putting it back on you might need to have someone in the water to guide the bottom into its socket, that is if you can rig up something to lift the rudder into place. C

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  • Ian Dean
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30 May 2023 17:05 #5 by Ian Dean
Rudder Repairs South Of England was created by Ian Dean
Hi Does anyone have any recommendations for wooden rudder repairs in the South of England please. Or have you had your rudder removed for repair whats involved for removal, such as does the boat need to come out the water / stay out the water whilst the rudder is away? It seems quite a project and I am hoping someone has experience. I have attached the rudder in question. The most recent survey has advised it needs repair

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