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Rudder post linkage arm - Broken

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Rudder post linkage arm - Broken

Post by joesoboti » Sun May 04, 2014 3:55 pm

So this is why I can't steer my boat! (see attached photo) Doe anyone know where I might find a replacement linkage?

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Re: Rudder post linkage arm - Broken

Post by charlesquimby » Sun May 04, 2014 5:28 pm

I may have one, or check with Jim Staib or Heinkel. I will root around in the stash tonight. Why did arm break? Inherent weakness in the design. Check the size of the square section on the rudder shaft. If fit is not almost size-for-size, then over-tightening would do it. What is the number in the casting? CQ
Is yours a dog-leg or straight? Have a Chris-Craft marked, cast steel, 3/4 square. Dog-leg approx. 1", hole spacing is 5-1/4 centers. Ratty-looking, you drill clevis hole, then trim to OAL. Send PM if you can use it... CQ

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Re: Rudder post linkage arm - Broken

Post by joesoboti » Sun May 04, 2014 7:54 pm

Casting number 3577. Dog leg-yes Square is 3/4" by 3/4". Not sure what you mean by hole spacing but it seems like your's would work. How much?

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Re: Rudder post linkage arm - Broken

Post by drrot » Tue May 06, 2014 10:05 am

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Re: Rudder post linkage arm - Broken

Post by joesoboti » Tue May 06, 2014 7:00 pm

Yes, exactly. Is it bronze?

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Re: Rudder post linkage arm - Broken

Post by drrot » Wed May 07, 2014 1:18 pm

Yup
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1947 Penn Yan 12' Cartopper WXH474611
1950 Chris-Craft 22' Sportsman U-22-1532
1957 Chris-Craft 26' Sea Skiff SK-26-515
1968 Century 17' Resorter FG-68-174

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