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seized tiller

Postby wally » Mon June 25th, 2007, 8:38 pm

hi i am in the process of renovating a 24ft eventide and its going pretty well......however the tiller is seized and i do not seem to be able to free it....any one have any good suggestions?

it may be the case that the whole of the rudder mechanism needs to be replaced.....if so does anyone know of a source for these items please?

any ideas gratefully received

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Postby Eventide Owners Group » Mon June 25th, 2007, 10:12 pm

Hello Wally, the rudder will have been a one off to the drawings, they all were, so no one shop for bits sadly.

If the rudder is in that much of a state I would suggest removing it all and strongly consider going for the MG transom hung version instead. See the hints and Tips page for the drawing!

I have converted 2 Eventides and would never go back!
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Postby wally » Mon June 25th, 2007, 11:36 pm

thanks john

are you suggesting i remove all the old rudder and put in a completely new type?

is that difficult? and what are the advantages over the old rudder ?

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Postby wally » Mon June 25th, 2007, 11:37 pm

also do you have the link to the drawing you mention please

not sure which one you mean.....

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Postby Eventide Owners Group » Tue June 26th, 2007, 9:55 am

Hello wally,

If you go to the Home page of the site on the left you will see topic buttons. click on Hints and tips, on the page that opens there is a section about rudders. it has a frre drawing of the better transom hung rudder set up. Failing that you have to copy what you have in galvanised pipe and steel. best get any steel galvanised too. Not half as effective as the rudder on the stern though!

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