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- 20/05/2010 at 4:44 pm #4169AnonymousInactive
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
David20/05/2010 at 6:56 pm #9308Dave BarkerKeymaster
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…
Dave.21/05/2010 at 10:20 am #9310AnonymousInactive
Thanks Dave I will give them a ring.
David21/05/2010 at 11:02 am #9311AnonymousInactive
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 David21/05/2010 at 11:26 am #9312AnonymousInactive
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!
Martyn21/05/2010 at 11:54 am #9313Bob HarlandParticipant
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;
and please read various articles on WIC;
hope that helps
bob23/05/2010 at 1:42 pm #9318AnonymousInactive
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.
David25/05/2010 at 1:12 pm #9325AnonymousInactive
I think my memory was out on the thickness of the ply…
Martyn25/05/2010 at 2:00 pm #9326AnonymousInactive
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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