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 Post subject: stuck rudder pin
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 3:39 pm 
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Hi all,

Trying to fix up my H16 for the summer and ran into a snag today. Was about to replace my rudder assembly but needed to remove a busted rudder casting on the port transom first. It has no rudder attached to it. The rudder pin seems to be stuck. Tried a bunch of wd-40 and a hammer but the sucker wouldn't budge. Figured I'd enlist some expert help from the forums before I did something stupid and made the situation even worse. The boat is an '83 and has been sitting in the sun and elements for over 3 years without use, me thinks that has something to do with the seized pin.

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-LP


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 Post subject: Re: stuck rudder pin
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 5:11 pm 
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If the pin is seized in the casting, then your only option may be to cut the pin above and below the gudgeon so you can get the casting off the boat.

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 Post subject: Re: stuck rudder pin
PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 10:51 am 
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There are better products than WD-40 out there for this problem
a little heat LITTLE that is might help a saws all will get it removed for sure


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 Post subject: Re: stuck rudder pin
PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 12:33 pm 
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I'd be careful heating or hammering anything while it is still on the boat. I had the same problem and eventually had to just saw it off and throw it away (the lower casting).


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 Post subject: Re: stuck rudder pin
PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 2:57 pm 
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I would cut the pin like the other posters have suggested, then drill the pin out and reuse the casting.

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 Post subject: Re: stuck rudder pin
PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 4:04 pm 
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gary eudy wrote:
There are better products than WD-40 out there for this problem
a little heat LITTLE that is might help a saws all will get it removed for sure



Automatic Transmission Fluid and Acetone mixed 50/50...


Only beat by using a torch(mapp gas or hotter) to suck regular old candle wax into the stuck joint.


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