Rudder shaft size

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Rudder shaft size

Postby Bigjake » Sat Jul 31, 2010 2:06 pm

In the EC12 Deck and Rig drawing, the quoted rudder shaft diameter is 5/32 in. From following the discussions as well as in the EC12 manual it seems that the size used is 3/16 in. Any comments / reasons?

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Postby PaulP » Sun Aug 01, 2010 11:12 pm

The smaller 5/32" shaft is easily bent if you snag the rudder (or drop the boat and the tip of the rudder hits first)

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Postby pgfaini » Mon Aug 02, 2010 1:32 am

Jake, I e-mailed you a supplier for the 3/16" ID brass tubing. I've got all the SS 3/16" drill rod you'll need for the shaft, if you want to go with the larger dia. Let's get this boat going.

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Postby Bigjake » Tue Aug 03, 2010 12:04 am

Thanks, Paul. I've decided to go for the larger diameter and already ordered the tube.
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