Category Archives: Rudders

Rudder maintenance and repair

Making a Passport 40 Rudder

In a previous post, I wrote about the process of making a mold using the old rudder. With the rudder mold now made, the process of making the new rudder can begin. First the mold halves are waxed and polished … Continue reading

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Making a New Rudder for Passport 40 Sail Boat

The rudder on a sailboat is a very important yet often neglected part of the boat. Over 30 years of service and the effects of corrosion (galvanic and electrolytic) caused crevice pitting in the shaft of my friend’s rudder on … Continue reading

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