REPLACE WOODEN RUDDER ASSEMBLY CHEEKS W/STAINLESS?

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REPLACE WOODEN RUDDER ASSEMBLY CHEEKS W/STAINLESS?

Postby Guest » Fri Feb 13, 2004 4:54 pm

A (non-racing) customer's current wooden rudder assembly has 3/32 inch aluminum cheeks whose bolt and rivet holes have enlarged over the years, making the entire assemble sloppy and inefficient.

Barring the issue of extra weight at the rear of the boat, is there any other reason why replacing these cheeks with stainless would not be a reasonable idea?

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Postby Guest » Fri Feb 13, 2004 8:37 pm

No. In fact you could use thinner pieces of stainless and reduce the added weight. The set up on my 76 uses fiberglass cheeks.

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Collin Casey (gybe-it-at-houston.rr.com)
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Postby Peter McMinn » Sat Feb 14, 2004 4:33 pm

My homemade rudder head has 3/16" aluminum cheeks which are stable light enough. Not as light as glass though. If I had to, think I'd consider stailess for durability.
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