Rudderpost Repair on Rocinante, #69

Here are photos of rudder details on Hull #69. You will see that at least on this boat the pintle is a 1/2" stainless pin let into the bronze rudder shoe; the ruddershaft connect is a drilled out 6" length of bronze (reworked prop shaft) drilled out to receive the pintle and drilled and tapped for the silicon bronze bolts at the two notched sections of lower rudder.

I also replaced corroded bronze straps throughout, actually with a heavier brass strap as I couldn't find bronze. I mortised out for the greater thickness and once all was complete I glassed it all in. No good picture of final product but I think the structure is pretty clear.

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