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 on: Today at 05:01:52 PM 
Started by anaisdog - Last post by anaisdog
no idea on the one on my boat.  the one i was going to replace it with was a sea dog 901469.  thanks

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 on: Today at 04:55:58 PM 
Started by britinusa - Last post by britinusa
Paul : Why don't you modify your rudder into the new elliptical shape??   I wrote article in the Mainsheet on doing the same to my wing keel rudder. 
I also posted the comparison overlay of the standard wing and fin keel rudders in the Mainsheet tech notes

A thought

We have not experienced any issues with the rudder, the shape appears to be similar to that now available on the CD site.

Paul

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 on: Today at 04:44:51 PM 
Started by anaisdog - Last post by KWKloeber
Becki

What are the part nos for each option?

Kk

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 on: Today at 03:46:43 PM 
Started by anaisdog - Last post by anaisdog
one of my vetus fresh air cowls left the boat so i wanted to replace both, since the other one is probably original, from 1986, and looks weathered.  i've put in pictures, the opening is 6 inches, for the cowl and 4 inches for the base.  is there any reason not to go with a cheaper and shorter cowl, which is also 4 inches in opening?  it seems i could replace both at 100 each or replace them with shorter ones for 35 each.  I do not live on the boat nor go for more than day sails so i'm not too worried about fresh air exchange. 

thanks

becki kain

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 on: Today at 03:01:05 PM 
Started by britinusa - Last post by Gary Brockman
Sorry, I just looked at the picture again a saw that the rudder length dimension included the shaft.

Gary

 6 
 on: Today at 02:55:39 PM 
Started by britinusa - Last post by Ron Hill
Paul : Why don't you modify your rudder into the new elliptical shape??   I wrote article in the Mainsheet on doing the same to my wing keel rudder. 
I also posted the comparison overlay of the standard wing and fin keel rudders in the Mainsheet tech notes

A thought

 7 
 on: Today at 02:51:51 PM 
Started by britinusa - Last post by Gary Brockman
Paul -

When I wanted to replace my rudder, I got a set of rudder plans from Catalina showed the following:

The original fin keel squared rudder: 51" deep
The original wing keel squared rudder: 46" deep
The elliptical fin keel: 58" deep
The elliptical wing keel: 46" deep

As you can see, the fin keel rudder is deeper than a wing keel rudder, for both the early squared off rudders and the later elliptical rudders.

Your rudder dimensions are much deeper rudder than any of the Catalina plans show.

Gary

 8 
 on: Today at 06:10:13 AM 
Started by britinusa - Last post by britinusa
I recorded a post on my blog about the rudder. (I'm in the process of writing the articles for the entire haul out process, but that will be completed later)

http://www.sailingeximius.com/2018/01/dropping-rudder.html

Paul

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 on: Today at 04:42:46 AM 
Started by britinusa - Last post by Dave Spencer
Good information Paul, thanks. 
IIRC, the rudder dimensions are the same for wing and fin keel boats although newer C34s (Mk IIs?) have more surface area forward of the post to improve helm balance.  I would welcome corrections to my recollection if anyone has more specific information.

How much clearance did you need to drop your rudder?  Did you need the full shaft length, i.e. 36" clearance from the bottom of the rudder to the ground?


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 on: Today at 03:24:15 AM 
Started by britinusa - Last post by britinusa
Rudder Dimensions C34 Tall Rig Wing Keel

Eximius is on the Hard for a bottom paint, new Rub Rail, new Thru Hull, Rudder bearing repair, etc. etc.

We had to drop the rudder in order to install the Catalina Direct Rudder Bearing Epoxy Repair Kit.

I took pictures and measurements of the rudder (after repairing damage from a grounding several weeks ago)

Thought the dimensions would be valuable.

Paul


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