Ruddercraft rudders for the 26X

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Re: Ruddercraft rudders for the 26X

Post by whgoffrn » Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:38 am

Myself as well as I believe lxneigh have had JO WOODWORKS out of Texas make rudders from white oak... considerably stronger rudders for under 200 bux a piece but of course wood which will need revarnished once a year

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Re: Ruddercraft rudders for the 26X

Post by whgoffrn » Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:41 am

However another reason people are breaking rudders is the bracket....once the bracket bends ...all of the lateral forces are on the bolt ..which will not hold up no matter what material it's made from wood/plastic/fiberglass/carbon fiber ....bracket needs to be addressed first or no matter what u put in there it WILL snap if the bracket flares out at the bottom

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Re: Ruddercraft rudders for the 26X

Post by Ixneigh » Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:24 pm

I glassed mine with west epoxy. Used a bronze bushing and painted with grey epoxy primer. 2 layers of biax on each side of rudder head. Upgrade to half inch bolt. They arent breaking. Long job though.
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