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Removal of rudder

Removal of rudder

Postby Gavina » Mon May 13, 2013 10:10 pm

From Mike Toomey
I am the current owner of a Dehler 34 with very stiff steering , looking for an overview of how to drop the rudder and replace the bearings. Alternative solutions welcome.
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Re: Removal of rudder

Postby Danrees » Sun Apr 13, 2014 5:05 pm

I am facing the same task of removing my rudder. Did you ever get any responses to your posting and do you have any comments/advice?
Thanks in advance,
Dan
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Re: Removal of rudder

Postby Heather » Fri May 02, 2014 2:20 pm

I have a Dehler 34 Top (1993) and every two years we need to drop the rudder as it gets stiff, we generally drop it when the boat is being craned out for winter, easy to do if you screw an eye bolt attached to rope into the top of the stock. Solution to stiffness we have found best is section of pipe insulation the same diameter roughly as the rudder stock, wrap medium/course sandpaper around it and take a few millimeters off the bearing. This has worked successfully for the last 6 or so years with us.
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Re: Removal of rudder

Postby Danrees » Sat May 03, 2014 6:58 pm

Thanks for the response. I had already successfully removed, but your idea of using an eye bolt in the stock end is a great one. Regards, Dan
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