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mnstumpjumper
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Rudder

Post by mnstumpjumper » Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:42 pm

I just bought a Venture 25, the previous owner broke the rudder . He got a 2x12 6' long and bolted it up and used it for a rudder. I have been looking online . I would like to make a new one . Anyone have drawings or measurements. Or better yet a used one to sell me. Any help will be great.
Thank you.

Sisu
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Re: Rudder

Post by Sisu » Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:06 pm

Where are you located? I have a spare for my M25 that is broken but repairable with a little glass and epoxy.

mnstumpjumper
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Re: Rudder

Post by mnstumpjumper » Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:53 pm

I'm sorry , I didn't include my location. I live on a small lake near Fergus Falls, MN. If we can work something out I'd sure be pleased.

fritz3000g
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Re: Rudder

Post by fritz3000g » Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:44 am

If you posted a picture of your broken rudder I might have an idea how to fix it. Mine snapped in half and I fixed it.


.. or if you're up for a drive: https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/boa/ ... 04810.html

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Orkia
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Re: Rudder

Post by Orkia » Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:12 pm

One place to look is on ruddercraft.com for an Ida Rudder. These are hpde oversized rudders. I have one on my 26S. I highly recommend it. They are a little costly, running just under $500.

mnstumpjumper
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Re: Rudder

Post by mnstumpjumper » Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:15 am

https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/boa/ ... 04810.html I don't have anything except the tiller and a 2X8 w/ 2 brackets attached to it, to hook on the transom. I took this picture from above ad. Is this the proper rudder from a 1975 Venture 25?

fritz3000g
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Re: Rudder

Post by fritz3000g » Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:53 pm

I don't think it is. You'd have to modify it.

mnstumpjumper
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Re: Rudder

Post by mnstumpjumper » Fri Dec 13, 2019 5:31 pm

Update: I have a used rudder being shipped to me from Texas. It is the correct flip-up rudder for my boat. Thanks for the help everyone.

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