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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2015 6:25 pm 
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My boat is new and I want to take care of it. At the moment I am trailering to the lake a couple of times per week and installing/removing the rudders each time.

Over time, will all this on-and-off cause the pin's attachments to the hull to weaken? I expect the rudder holes to wear a bit, or maybe the pins themselves, and that doesn't worry me as they can be replaced. I just don't want to stress/weaken the connection points in the hull itself.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2015 7:56 pm 
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I have a hobie box to carry my sail and the rudders. The EZ Lok rudders are so easy to remove, I do so whether it's a 10 mile trip to the lake, or a 7 hr ride to the Gulf.

I've never noticed any type of wear.

bill


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:05 am 
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Driving down the road with your rudders on the boat will put stress on the rudder pintles.
Removing/installing the rudders won't hurt anything.

Jim


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2015 11:08 am 
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Thanks for the replies. One less thing to worry about :)


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