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I had trouble finding brass sleeves to fit the bolts and by chance looked at the hollow brass fitting for lamps they are treaded on the out side. I bored out the holes in the rudder ( oversize ) taped one side of the rudder with painters tape, set the brass piece in and centered and poured in fiberglass. Being brass they were easy to cut and sand down flush. Being threaded they will not come out. Cheap fix and worked well.
George and Jacki Farland
I need to reinstall the pintle mounting hardware on my rudder. The sleeves that were removed were made of small sections of pipe that had corroded. It was suggested at the local marina that I replace the old sleeves with some brass sleeves. The tech tip pages (see below) suggest epoxy compression sleeves.
Umm, what are epoxy compression sleeves?
“NOTE - If you have a fixed rudder, install epoxy compression sleeves around the pintle mounting hardware to prevent crushing the shells. This will prevent water leaks into the foam core and add form strength to the rudder”