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 Post subject: Rudders showing fibers
PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2006 9:54 am 
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have a 2003 Getaway CCMN1291D303 that i always assumed the rudders were plastic. They are starting to show signs of fibers like fiberglass, i usually remove the rudders since the the boat stays on the beach however got a pretty good fiberglass itch and noticed fibers coming through. Are these rudders really plastic or fiberglass. What would be the fix. If there not fiberglass putting West system on them would probably not be a good idea.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 7:10 am 
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When looking at the blades and scratching the material it does seem like plastic. The part manual calls out nylon plastic blades. Could these fibers be nylon? If so I do not believe the epoxy system would work on these. The rudder are not worn and very few nicks. If there is no cure will have to get rudder covers to pull over and transport them. Could upgrade to epos but I think they might be overkill for the getaway unless there is a signigficnt weight advantage.


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