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Kickup rudder for H23 shoal draft wing keel;WTB

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  1. Juan Maritime

    Juan Maritime

    Joined Sep 22, 2017
    18 posts, 1 likes
    Macgregor, Hunter 26S, 23 Wing Keel
    US SF Bay
    I recently acquired an H23 which has one flaw. It is missing the rudder assembly. The gudgeons mounts have been reinforced but from tiller to tip of the the rudder the steering mechanism is gone. I know I can get a new, upgraded, much improved replacement from after market sources for about a grand with shipping. Alternatively I have a fixed rudder from a similar boat which I can modify and make work, albeit without the kick up feature. I would prefer acquiring an original, stock rudder now collecting cobwebs alongside the shop. Anybody out there who upgraded to RudderCraft have a spare, perfectly serviceable original assembly that can be recycled? I will cover your price and costs for crating and shipping if you have what I need. I notice similar kick up rudders on Catalina and Oday. Would a rudder from a Hunter 22 be interchangeable? Any suggestions of where to appeal or inquire are appreciated.

  2. rgranger


    Joined Jan 19, 2010
    4,886 posts, 866 likes
    Hunter 26
    US Smith Mountain Lake
    Uncle Crazy Dave could tell you about compatibility. I wonder if the H26 rudder is the same.

  3. Kermit


    Joined Jul 31, 2010
    4,585 posts, 1,745 likes
    Hunter 260
    US Lake Murray Sailing Club, SC
    I’d be amazed if it is. The H260 rudder has nothing in common with the H23 rudder. Other than it determines the heading of the boat.

  4. Crazy Dave Condon

    Crazy Dave Condon

    Joined Jun 8, 2004
    6,442 posts, 506 likes
    -na -NA
    US Anywhere USA
    concur with Kermit

  5. ryan_s


    Joined Apr 2, 2018
    9 posts, 1 likes
    Hunter 23
    Amazing Grace US Panama City, FL
    Im way over in Florida, but I may have an extra rudder assembly for fact a whole extra H23 assembly too.

  6. Juan Maritime

    Juan Maritime

    Joined Sep 22, 2017
    18 posts, 1 likes
    Macgregor, Hunter 26S, 23 Wing Keel
    US SF Bay
    Thank you so much. I found one in Texas and another one up near Seattle. I am beginning to wonder why they are so prevalent. I acquired the one from Texas and am nearly ready to post a follow up photo. I had the aluminum cassette powder coated and it is beautiful. I have heard some good things about Panama City and your kind offer is another example of why.