Revolutionary New Rudder Design

alb40

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Freeman 22's now come as standard with a new rudder design, which cleverly combines steerage with an advanced hydrofoil design so that no trim tabs are required....

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On a more serious note, anyone know how to get the rudder out of a freeman 22? It being a little stubborn, so might be worth asking before I take a grinder to it.

Luckily, Sheridan marine keep them in stock, although expensive, its not badly priced for a lump of bronze!

And yes, I know the bottom is very dirty! We striped the antifoul using dulinett, and it took it right back to the gelcoat!

As others on the forum will know, I don;t really have much luck with rudders over the last few years!

Alex
 

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Another first "Rudderboy".
Have to say though, thats a wonderful piece of design so that you can attach your tea strainer to the bottom of the boat for when you have to repair the floppy rudder.
 

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Oh yes. The tea strainer. Its very easy to use.

1. Warm up engine
2. Place tea bag in stainer
3. Place mug under exhaust outlet
4. Re-start engine, and allow mug to fill.
5. Enjoy a rich cup of tea!

Who needs a kettle when you have raw water cooling? /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

i was thinking of putting a fine mesh inside, then you could have coffee too?
 

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Don't know about Freeman 22's but, my rudder seized solid in the trunk on a dutch steel, I drilled a hole in the top of the tube, tapped it and fitted a grease nipple, pumped what I could into it (not much!) and heated the tube with a large gas torch having first made sure no gas in bilges. Some brute force and it began to move little by little, I kept pumping grease into it which, being hot, must have found it's way round all the tight bits and eventually got it loose enough to drop it out. It originally had caulking at the top under a cap around the shaft, don't know why as it came out well above water line by a foot and a half or more. Freeman's as I recall come to about 9" above water line, could be wrong. Heat does the trick anyway but not too hot where it bonds to the hull or you'll get more problems. Have some water handy to cool it down if the glass starts to get too hot before you get it dropped.
 

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"Sheridan marine keep them in stock, although expensive,"
Mebbe cheaper to get one fabricated in S/S steel,know a man at Otterham quay who could do the job.?
 
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