Re: [campernicholson] rudder bearing
When I disassembled my rudder I noticed the same thing. I installed a pvc bearing for the lateral slop and just left the worn bearing crown as is. I made the sleeve bearing from a section of sched 40 PVC pipe. The previous bearing was made from Phenolic, and had worn until we had a clunk at every wave...now everything seems to work just fine.
LaBoheme Nic 35 #39
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: wtrevarthen <wstrev@...>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: [campernicholson] rudder bearing
> Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2007 13:23:32 -0000
> First I'd like to express my thanks to the new monitors for
> clearing up the spam issue.
> I've have the rudder off and noticed that the lower bearing has
> aflat area on its crown. Also the rudder shaft has an idenical flat
> onits crown. Is this flat by design or is this 30 years of wear? should
> there be a thrust washer between stock and bearing?
> Looking forward to Maine. see you then.
> c/n35 49