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 Post subject: rudder arms
PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2003 10:10 pm 
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Help. My port rudder arm got snapped at a regatta last weekend. The tube broke where it joins the upper casting.

It was the older, bent kind. Can I replace it with the new straight kind or do I have to replace both if I go with straight ones? If I use straight ones, will my tiller crossbar need to be replaced? My crossbar is adjustable, but I've heard that the older crossbars are shorter to compensate for the bend in the old rudder arms.

Finally, if I decide to repace the upper castings - with adjustable ones - will those work with old lower castings?

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Al
Seattle


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 Post subject: Tiller arm
PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2003 2:29 pm 
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You can replace the bent tiller arm with a straight one. The tiller crossbars have always been the same length. The arm bend is really up rather than to the side, so only small adjustments to the tiller crossbar length should be needed. You may be able to have the arm bent by a pipe company if you want. If you have one arm straight and one bent, all you will have is a tiller crossbar that is not level across the rear crossbar. One side will be lower.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2003 5:18 pm 
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Finally, if I decide to repace the upper castings - with adjustable ones - will those work with old lower castings?



Yes your new upper castings will work with you old lower casting!


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 Post subject: Re: rudder arms
PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2003 9:28 pm 
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Al, would you like to sell those older upper castings to good 'ol Mark Jones?

Al Scott wrote:
Help. My port rudder arm got snapped at a regatta last weekend. The tube broke where it joins the upper casting.

It was the older, bent kind. Can I replace it with the new straight kind or do I have to replace both if I go with straight ones? If I use straight ones, will my tiller crossbar need to be replaced? My crossbar is adjustable, but I've heard that the older crossbars are shorter to compensate for the bend in the old rudder arms.

Finally, if I decide to repace the upper castings - with adjustable ones - will those work with old lower castings?

Thanks,

Al
Seattle
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 Post subject: Re: rudder arms
PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2003 9:43 pm 
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Hi Mark,
Good to hear from you. What on Earth would you want them for?
Al


[quote="Mark Jones"]Al, would you like to sell those older upper castings to good 'ol Mark Jones?


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 Post subject: Those old castings
PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2003 5:33 pm 
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Al, I bought a H16 that is solid, square, straight mast, but the gel coat and rigging was neglected. It was an ugly boat. I bought it at an auction for $360Can or $280US. When I paid for the boat they gave me a bundle of stuff that was in his locker. In the locker were new coated rigging shrouds and double tappeeze with reciepts, a wet suit, 2 harness's, and all the chemicals to clean the hulls. What a scoop. I have worked the hulls to an impecable finish. So good that I may sail this boat next year.
The only thing missing is the rudder system. I have rudders but no cross bar and other related stuff. What do you have?


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2003 9:56 pm 
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Sounds like a good deal. I can sell you my upper castings. email me at

latte00@earthlink.net

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al


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