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Broken Rudder Assembly

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jbyers
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Broken Rudder Assembly

Post by jbyers » Sat Aug 01, 2015 7:09 pm

See picture......... The bracket at the bottom is cracked all the way through.

Questions:

1) Is this an automatic leak?

2) What is the bracket made of? Is it weldable material?

3) If not, could I use Marine Tex to put it back together or does anyone have one I could buy?

It's a 58 Cavalier
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joanroy
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Re: Broken Rudder Assembly

Post by joanroy » Sun Aug 02, 2015 5:57 am

Not necessarily an automatic leak but for safety definitely needs to be replaced. The material is cast bronze. To far gone to be repairable and Marine Tex here is not an option. Your only solution is finding a new one or having one made.

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Re: Broken Rudder Assembly

Post by jim g » Sun Aug 02, 2015 9:35 am

I can get them new. I just need your complete hull number. Also you need to pull the rudder out and make sure the shaft is not bent. By the way its broken and the extra carriage bolt thats there it took a really hard hit sometime in its life.

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Re: Broken Rudder Assembly

Post by jbyers » Sun Aug 02, 2015 9:41 am

Thanks guys. Assuming I can get it apart I'll be in touch Jim.

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