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Refresh my memory - rudder angle

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  • Refresh my memory - rudder angle

    i remember seeing a discussion about this before, but don’t remember the outcome. Are your rudders angled to the left or is mine bent? I assume the angle may counter prop rotation if it’s supposed to be that way.

    Chip
    Camden, Delaware

    1989 Shamrock 20 Cuddy Cabin (Rock Bottom)
    PCM 302, RWC

  • #2
    Think I just found the answer from the old discussion. Mine looks bent. Where can I get a new/used one?
    Chip
    Camden, Delaware

    1989 Shamrock 20 Cuddy Cabin (Rock Bottom)
    PCM 302, RWC

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    • #3
      Yep, looks bent.
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      Karen
      Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
      1986 Shamrock H/T with RWC 330 hp PCM, dual hydraulic helm
      1992 Mako 211CC w/Mercury Optimax 175
      3 other smaller OB boats and a trusty old canoe...

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      • #4
        Thanks Karen. Yours looks straight up and down whereas mine does not. I’d hate to try to straighten it for fear of breaking.
        Chip
        Camden, Delaware

        1989 Shamrock 20 Cuddy Cabin (Rock Bottom)
        PCM 302, RWC

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        • #5
          I would drop the rudder (which you will have to do regardless) then verify it is in fact a bent rudder shaft (kinda looks that way). The other cause would be a degraded/damaged rudder mount due to bad wood, etc.
          C Rhodes
          26' Mackinaw - 1990
          351 Indmar (1990-2006: Great Engine)
          351 PCM (2006 - Current)
          Southport, NC

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          • #6
            X2 what Cecil said. Looks like you may have a bent rudder port or rotten mount.
            1988 26' cuddy
            1975 20' open
            31 Grand Slam
            16' Sandpiper
            14' Certified Fiberglass

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            • #7
              You guys are reading my mind. I actually ran it a bit today that way and it seems fine, just a little touchy turning to starboard. took it apart when I got back. It is indeed a bent shaft (and I remember knocking something good in the bay.) came apart and went back together ok, so I’m probably going to be on the hunt for a rudder. You guys wouldn’t try to straighten it would you?
              Chip
              Camden, Delaware

              1989 Shamrock 20 Cuddy Cabin (Rock Bottom)
              PCM 302, RWC

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              • #8
                I have straightened a few. Actually the machine shop straightened them.
                1988 26' cuddy
                1975 20' open
                31 Grand Slam
                16' Sandpiper
                14' Certified Fiberglass

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                • #9
                  Hydraulic press should be simple fix
                  Atlantic City, NJ
                  1982 Cuddy, Rebuilt 351 .060 rings, Edelbrock carb

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                  • #10
                    I’m hoping so. Really don’t want to break it.
                    Chip
                    Camden, Delaware

                    1989 Shamrock 20 Cuddy Cabin (Rock Bottom)
                    PCM 302, RWC

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