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by Red5
Wed May 16, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Do the Anodes have to be bolted to the hull or can they by glued?
Replies: 8
Views: 690

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

My anodes are getting eaten up and there was still some pitting. I do Not want to drill through the hull to mount additional stuff near the props so I guess I will just replace what I can where it was originally placed.
by Red5
Wed May 16, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Do the Anodes have to be bolted to the hull or can they by glued?
Replies: 8
Views: 690

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

Does the sacrificial metal have to be bolted onto the hull? Or can I attach using some sort of adhesive?

I've been getting some pitting near my props and I was going to epoxy some strips near that area. Do they only work if grounded to the hull? Or do they function just be being there? :geek:
by Red5
Wed May 16, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Can I make a rudder using Aluminum?
Replies: 5
Views: 513

Re: Can I make a rudder using Aluminum?

The only boats I have ever seen with aluminum rudders are sailboats and kayaks. I would be willing to bet that a powerboat would bend the rudder stock over time from the prop wash if it was sized the same as a steel rudder. When I made my SS rudders, I used pieces from my old prop shafts for the st...
by Red5
Thu May 10, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Can I make a rudder using Aluminum?
Replies: 5
Views: 513

Can I make a rudder using Aluminum?

My 1975 37' Sedan has steel rudders. They are pitted badly and need to be replaced.

Some of the newer Marinettes had a stainless steel rod that was welded to a steel rudder. Some have 100% stainless steel rudders.

Can I make mine out of aluminum?
by Red5
Mon May 07, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 37 Sedan- Considering LARGER rudders, thoughts?
Replies: 9
Views: 691

Re: 37 Sedan- Considering LARGER rudders, thoughts?

IF you build large rudders, which I think is a good idea, be sure to copy and enlarge the shape of the present ones. The amount of metal on each side of the post determines the balance and is CRITICAL to proper steering feel. Jeff Jeff, I am very glad that you remain active on this board. You alway...
by Red5
Fri May 04, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 37 Sedan- Considering LARGER rudders, thoughts?
Replies: 9
Views: 691

Re: 37 Sedan- Considering LARGER rudders, thoughts?

First off, I can close my eyes and hear the sweet sound of those Cat V8s idling. Makes me smile. I bet they fire and idle quicker than you can let off the key. As far as the prop affecting steering, you would have to substantially increase diameter to affect steering. Almost to the point of longer ...
by Red5
Wed May 02, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Bow Hatch
Replies: 15
Views: 2279

Re: Bow Hatch

All of this is great but what do you do on the nights that you are sleeping in the forward birthing area? Nothing like a solid drop of water on your forhead while trying to sleep. ;)
by Red5
Tue May 01, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 37 Sedan- Considering LARGER rudders, thoughts?
Replies: 9
Views: 691

Re: 37 Sedan- Considering LARGER rudders, thoughts?

This subject opens a lot of interesting questions. Was she originally equipped with Cat's? Or was it repowered? If so, were the props specifically designed for the 3208's? Mine is a 37 Sedan with 360 Mopars, it steers beautifully at idle (both engines running) comes up on plane easily, and goes pre...
by Red5
Tue May 01, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 37 Sedan- Considering LARGER rudders, thoughts?
Replies: 9
Views: 691

Re: 37 Sedan- Considering LARGER rudders, thoughts?

There are at least 4 boats (not Marinettes) at my marina that have rudder extensions on them for just that reason. My suggestion is look at other boats in your size range with similar draft, deadrise and prop size and see what size rudders they run. You may be surprised what you find. It has always...
by Red5
Tue May 01, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 37 Sedan- Considering LARGER rudders, thoughts?
Replies: 9
Views: 691

37 Sedan- Considering LARGER rudders, thoughts?

So I have to change out my port side rudder. Pulling the boat later this week. Changing a couple of through hull fittings, cleaning, new bottom paint, anodes etc. May end up changing both rudders and wanted your opinions. I drive many 32 foot Marinetes and they feel like Sports cars compared to my 3...

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