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 Post subject: New rudders
PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 3:50 pm 
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I'm replacing old H20 rudders with new H16 blades. Any installation advise welcome. Thanks.


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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2007 8:42 am 
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Are you using the new EPOs? Let us know how they work.


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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2007 9:49 am 
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Use one of the old rudders as a drill guide. Line up the rudder tips. Line up the upper back corner of the blade as well. Make sure the leading edge that contacts the casting is lined up as this is what lines up your rudder rake. If this is off, you will need to file or fill the area to make the rudder lock down right.


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 Post subject: Re: New rudders
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2007 10:17 am 
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Abraham Jones wrote:
I'm replacing old H20 rudders with new H16 blades. Any installation advise welcome. Thanks.

My advice would be don't race in the midwest, I'll protest you :lol:

There's a note/blurb somewhere about testing of this "concept" to be done this year (can't find it), prior to a pending IHCA rule change and subsequent vote.

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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2007 6:54 pm 
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By the way, are you using glass/carbon/epoxy blades? Don't use the nylon/lexan/plasic blow molded blades. These blow molded blades are too flexible and will not allow your boat to perform as intended.


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