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LogoFreak

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Re: Rudder misaligned from factory?
« Reply #30 on: April 15, 2020, 09:07:28 AM »

My guess is that was never addressed, moulds are expensive to make so I doubt a mould was discarded to “fix” an issue that was deemed not to affect performance.
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Re: Rudder misaligned from factory?
« Reply #31 on: April 15, 2020, 01:53:13 PM »

Noah : The MKI C34 molds burned in late 1993 and I suspect all the design effort was then put into building the new C34 MK II.  The MKII was first shown at 1995 Sail EXPO in Atlantic City.

It would be interesting to hear from MKII owners if Catalina finally got the deck mold emergency tiller aligned with the hull ??

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Re: Rudder misaligned from factory?
« Reply #32 on: April 20, 2020, 04:32:40 PM »

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It would be interesting to hear from MKII owners if Catalina finally got the deck mold emergency tiller aligned with the hull ??

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Re: Rudder misaligned from factory?
« Reply #33 on: April 20, 2020, 04:55:04 PM »

Thanks for playing, Jim! Apparently in 1992 being “off-center” was still the norm!  8)
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Re: Rudder misaligned from factory?
« Reply #34 on: April 23, 2020, 02:17:55 PM »

Guys : It seems as though the spec tolerance was - "if the emergency till arm fits and turns the rudder" all is OK!?!   :o

I would have thought the MKII tolerance would have been much closer to being nearly centered.  The MKI deck to hull match had to be for that emergency tiller!!

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Re: Rudder misaligned from factory?
« Reply #35 on: May 12, 2020, 08:50:42 AM »

Please pardon the slight sideways walk of this question though it is somewhat related. Our cockpit sole gelcoat around the rudder stock cover plate is flexing and has cracked in concentric circles from .5 and 2.5 inches of the plate housing.  Is this an area of concern?
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