Broken tiller structure

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Broken tiller structure

Post by cogniz »

Boat bucks. I'm getting more familiar with the term!

On a hard port tack last Friday, glanced off of sand bar that kicked the rudder up but did not impact the centerboard.

In the process of lateral pressure (tacking) and the upward impact the rectangular aluminum stock sheared off on both sides of the rudder carriage (?), right in front of the first mounting bolt. Looks like dissimilar metal corrosion. The whole assembly was isolated with tape I think...

So I'm off to find a fabrication shop I suppose. Unless y'all have some wisdom to offer.

Here are pictures- ... eBtGa?dl=0
Radford Harrell
SW800 #242
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