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  • #4169
    Anonymous
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    Launching my MK2 wayfarer today I smashed my tiller ( I will not go into the horror story) so I need another one ASAP. any Idea where the best place would be to get one ? I live near Near Colchester
    I did a search but I couldn’t find any posts on this subject.
    Thanks in anticipation

    David

    #9308
    Dave Barker
    Keymaster

    Hi David,

    Trident list one on their website at just over £100 (assuming you need a laminated one). Some Wayfarers have the alloy type, which would be cheaper, but I can’t see that you would have “smashed” one of those…

    http://www.tridentuk.com/sailing/product-Wayfarer_Laminated_Tiller-PTF031.html

    Cheers,

    Dave.

    #9310
    Anonymous
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    Thanks Dave I will give them a ring.

    David

    #9311
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    I think I must have been having a senior moment…TILLER…I meat to say rudder. I had a very stressful and long day yesterday.
    It is both the blade and stock that is broken beyond repair and I need to find a replacement.

    Anybody know who sells a complete one.

    Regards David

    #9312
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    I made one in less than a week. 12mm marine ply, use old one as a template and then sand to the require thicknesses. Varnishing was the lengthy process. Actually, drying varnish was the lengthy bit!

    Martyn

    #9313
    Bob Harland
    Participant

    David,
    A few suggestions for you:
    Trident – though they seem to have 19mm stocks and I suspect 21mm is normal today.
    Ian Porter Sales http://www.porters.org.uk/spare%20parts.htm
    Pinnell and Bax – the modern metal affairs.
    http://www.hartleylaminates.co.uk/ – ditto

    The commercial offerings are not cheap. If you have the time and skills making your own is a good option. There is an official drawing for the rudder blade – if you wanted your boat to be measured the rudder blade should be made to drawing.
    There is a tremendous strain on the rudder – so best quality marine ply is minimum – good service from;
    http://www.robbins.co.uk/

    and please read various articles on WIC;
    http://www.wayfarer-international.org/WIT/maint.repair.ref/CB.rudder/CB.rudder_index.html

    hope that helps
    bob

    #9318
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Thank you for all the links and advice, I will get on the case tomorrow morning. I managed to jury rig the damaged rudder but it won’t last.

    Regards
    David

    #9325
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    I think my memory was out on the thickness of the ply…

    Best check.

    Martyn

    #9326
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Thanks for your help everybody
    I have just bought a new (not wood) one from Ian Porter. It should be here by Thursday. That means I will have it for the bank holiday weekend.
    Anybody sailing in the Walton backwaters this weekend give me a call 😆

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