San Juan 23 mailing list

Mobile Geographics MapTap for PalmOS CelestNav for PalmOS IQ Booster for iQue 3600 SJ23 links tides

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

RE: Rudder blade/prop damage




Rudy,
 
I fibreglass coated it. Everything I used is available in our Ace Hardware store fibreglass repair kit.
 
Chuck
 
-------Original Message-------
 
Date: Sunday, March 21, 2004 04:27:51
Subject: RE: Rudder blade/prop damage
 

Chuck,

How did you go about repairing it? Did you do fiberglass repair with cloth or just use some “potted” stuff, like polyester gelcoat or similar?

Rudy

 

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-sanjuan23@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-sanjuan23@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Chuck Vande Wetering
Sent: Saturday, March 20, 2004 9:16 AM
To: sanjuan23@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Rudder blade/prop damage

 

Rudy,

 

I have chewed mine up several times and repaired it. Here in the islands a popup rudder is a real asset.  Not being attached to a spring gudgeon would be a rreal problem for me. I have managed to get on the rocks or a reef several times while fishing and sailing near shore but  was able to pop the rudder off and push off far enough to start the outboard. I still have the original rudder albeit a little ugly and probably needs smoothing and feathering to be competitive. But the sails and skipper are both old and stretched so what's the use! I am a cruiser anyway.

 

Chuck and Barbara Vande Wetering

 

"We can't control the wind, but we can adjust the sails."


 

-------Original Message-------

 

Date: Saturday, March 20, 2004 04:17:23

Subject: Rudder blade/prop damage

 

My rudder blade has been chewed by my OB prop!  There is a small section, approximately 3-4 inches long, on the trailing edge that has been “chewed” by the prop maybe ˝”  in.  deep.  Have I probably gotten a wet core now or can I repair this and be OK?  Or should I satisfy my desires and just get a new blade in the kick-up version? J   

My rudder doesn’t attach to a spring gudgeon and is secured with a bolt and insert nut.  I don’t remove it because of this and it’s unwieldy size since the boat is moored. But my OB is very difficult to turn so I also use the rudder to steer while motoring.  I’m usually careful about trying to go to starboard because I know the prop can hit the blade but one time recently I had to make a quick hard to starboard and I think that is when the blade got gnawed on.  Do others have this same problem?  Do you attach the OB to the rudder head for same-effect steering?  

Thanks

Rudy

 

 

 

 

  IncrediMail - Email has finally evolved - Click Here

 
____________________________________________________
  IncrediMail - Email has finally evolved - Click Here

Date Index | Thread Index