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Replacement Rudder

Discussion in 'Catalina 30' started by Alan Stephenson, Nov 3, 2017. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. Alan Stephenson

    Alan Stephenson

    Joined Nov 3, 2017
    2 posts, 0 likes
    Catalina 30 Mk3
    6301 Exhale Ca Toronto
    The rudder on my Catalina30 mk3 TR is saturated and should be replaced or rebuilt. Has anyone used the HDPE rudder from Catalina Direct? Would like to here your experience with installation and performance.

    Alan
     


  2. Dave Groshong

    Dave Groshong SBO Staff Staff Member

    Joined Jan 25, 2007
    1,262 posts, 74 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Seattle


  3. Alan Stephenson

    Alan Stephenson

    Joined Nov 3, 2017
    2 posts, 0 likes
    Catalina 30 Mk3
    6301 Exhale Ca Toronto
    Wow... I guess all the Catalina 30 owners were working on boats for my last post. I would like some advice on the Catalina Direct HDPE replacement rudder. Has anyone got some reviews they would be willing to share?
     


  4. Fogg

    Fogg

    Joined Dec 8, 2010
    47 posts, 0 likes
    Catalina 30 Tall rig
    US New Haven
    I’ve had my HDPE replacement rudder since 2012 with absolutely no issues. Slightly different shape reduced weather helm and I have no worry about leakage. Directions suggested a couple small holes at the bottom to be cleared each layup for drainage. Rudder post and parts fully are encapsulated by HDPE so never any corrosion or freeze damage. I wonder why it is not original equipment.
     



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