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by walterg
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Replacement rudder for Mull 28
Replies: 22
Views: 993

Re: Replacement rudder for Mull 28

I envy you that experience Mike! The SHTP has been a lifelong dream of mine. Not likely to happen any more but I can still imagine what a thrill it must have been.
by walterg
Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Replacement rudder for Mull 28
Replies: 22
Views: 993

Re: Replacement rudder for Mull 28

Hi Mike, Thanks for the interesting info....from the few drawings or other info I have been able to track down, the F28 rudder shares the same rudderstock dimensions, with three 3" OD SS collars that go through the upper and lower bearings, and the middle collar that attaches to the steering quadran...
by walterg
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Freedom 21 Mast Creaking and movement
Replies: 11
Views: 432

Re: Freedom 21 Mast Creaking and movement

I'm not familiar with the F-21, so not sure this applies, but I did repair this on my Mull 28. After doing some light repairs to the mast step (the "top hat" shown below" I covered it with packing tape and mold release wax to make a female mold. I then used the female mold to make a male mold, both ...
by walterg
Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Replacement rudder for Mull 28
Replies: 22
Views: 993

Re: Replacement rudder for Mull 28

No problem, I am looking for any leads I can get! I hope to make a decision Monday on getting someone started to build a new rudder. The outside of the shaft is FRP but I think that overall it is a mix of FRP and carbon. Where it's broken off at the base it looks like you can see strips of carbon. T...
by walterg
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Replacement rudder for Mull 28
Replies: 22
Views: 993

Re: Replacement rudder for Mull 28

Drove down to the boat last night (she's stranded about 2 hours away) and pulled out the rudder stock. Not a huge deal, just 2 bolts through the shaft, loosen the cables on the steering quadrant, unbolt and separate the quadrant halves, and then a little more pounding than I anticipated but it did c...
by walterg
Fri Jul 17, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Replacement rudder for Mull 28
Replies: 22
Views: 993

Re: Replacement rudder for Mull 28

Erik, thanks for the tip.....CCI provided me with a quote for a new rudder at a third of the cost (and half the leadtime) compared to GMT Composites, who built the F28 rudder for Doug in 2006. The only problem is that I can't give CCI a lines drawing or any better dimensions of the rudder than what ...
by walterg
Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Replacement rudder for Mull 28
Replies: 22
Views: 993

Re: Replacement rudder for Mull 28

Hi Lionel7, thanks for the info, I have already searched the archives and found all of your old posts on the rudder which were incredibly helpful. I'm in the same spot now that you were in 2006 and I am working with the same people. The price has gone up about 20% but obviously it's the highest qual...
by walterg
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Replacement rudder for Mull 28
Replies: 22
Views: 993

Re: Replacement rudder for Mull 28

Here's the damage after Nova Vita was hauled today. Appears to have snapped cleanly off at the base of the rudder post. She has never been grounded or suffered any significant impact in my 4 years of ownership.

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by walterg
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Replacement rudder for Mull 28
Replies: 22
Views: 993

Re: Replacement rudder for Mull 28

Not yet sure where it broke.....I’m in Scituate tonight and I’m going to have it hauled out here and then see what’s left and try to figure out what to do. Until then I can only see the headstock, which all seems fine. I’ve been searching some old posts and it seems like the same thing has happened ...
by walterg
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Replacement rudder for Mull 28
Replies: 22
Views: 993

Replacement rudder for Mull 28

This was supposed to be the year.....replaced the cabin sole, brand new sails from Thurston, bunch of other work over the winter. First day of my 2 week vacation on the boat, sailing from Salem MA to Plymouth, and the rudder snapped off in 25 knots of wind. All I could do was watch it sink as I trie...