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by Busia
Wed May 16, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Do the Anodes have to be bolted to the hull or can they by glued?
Replies: 8
Views: 252

Re: Do the Anodes have to be bolted to the hull or can they by glued?

They are SACRAFICIAL anodes. They are meant to dissolve. Go to BoatZincs.com to find out what kind and how many you need. Or call them up, they are helpful. Buy your anodes here too, they have the best prices. Good luck with your boat--
by Busia
Thu May 10, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Can I make a rudder using Aluminum?
Replies: 5
Views: 217

Re: Can I make a rudder using Aluminum?

I have an older boat ( late 70's ) and it has all stainless shafts and I think rudders. In theory you could make new rudders out of aluminum or wood or titanium or whatever. Stainless is much easier to weld, stronger, less likely to corrode, and cheaper than aluminum. Also you say aluminum, but what...
by Busia
Mon May 07, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 37 Sedan- Considering LARGER rudders, thoughts?
Replies: 9
Views: 372

Re: 37 Sedan- Considering LARGER rudders, thoughts?

The balanced rudder takes most of the work out of steering. If it was not balanced (like some early airplanes were built) you have to do all the work, and the rudder would want to go back to center. What you want to do is keep the ratio of the area's the same. So much in front of the centerline to s...
by Busia
Fri May 04, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Through Hulls
Topic: Prop Shaft Seal question
Replies: 9
Views: 446

Re: Prop Shaft Seal question

To work on the boat by myself all I do is make sure it is tied to the dock securely. I can put it in gear and add power slowly. Then just pull against the dock. Hopefully the shafts won't drip when they are not turning and just a little when they do turn. Better too loose than too tight.
by Busia
Thu May 03, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Through Hulls
Topic: Prop Shaft Seal question
Replies: 9
Views: 446

Re: Prop Shaft Seal question

As Emily would say " Never mind".
by Busia
Wed May 02, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Through Hulls
Topic: Prop Shaft Seal question
Replies: 9
Views: 446

Re: Prop Shaft Seal question

That piece of pipe welded into the hull is called the shaft log. Doesn't matter what size it is, you're not going to do any thing to it. What you have is a packing gland that seals the rotating shaft. It should leak about one drip every few seconds while the shaft is spinning. It has to drip to lubr...
by Busia
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Hatch Gasket Material
Replies: 5
Views: 300

Re: Hatch Gasket Material

Foam backer rod from the lumber yard. Get more than you think you need, glue it on with silicone caulk.
by Busia
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: water hose
Replies: 12
Views: 415

Re: water hose

Figure out what size hose you need. ( I.D not O.D. ) Go to the supply house and get a piece a little longer than you need. Go back to the boat and thread the new hose in. You may be able to route it in a better way. Hook up the end that is hard to get to first, then cut to length and connect the eas...
by Busia
Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Shafts
Topic: Wear - Shaft
Replies: 6
Views: 305

Re: Wear - Shaft

Normal would be zero wear. You have a stainless shaft in a rubber bushing, lubricated with water. Normally the rubber cutless will wear and be replaced. How much wear is allowed is affected by how big is the shaft, how well it is aligned, how much vibration you have, how much torque you are putting ...
by Busia
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Vendors
Topic: Packing boxes RUDDER
Replies: 11
Views: 1888

Re: Packing boxes RUDDER

Yes, the same packing. A plumbing or boat shop will have different types. I believe 1/4" by 1/4" is the size. Not high pressure or high speed so it is not critical. Just no room to work.

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