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britinusa

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Rudder Dimensions C34 Tall Rig Wing Keel
« on: Today at 03:24:15 AM »

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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Re: Rudder Dimensions C34 Tall Rig Wing Keel
« Reply #1 on: Today at 04:42:46 AM »

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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Re: Rudder Dimensions C34 Tall Rig Wing Keel
« Reply #2 on: Today at 06:10:13 AM »

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

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