RE: [j4x-owners-group] Rudder Bearing J42
- One last thought about our job. We do not, repeat, do not, have a stainless steel sleeve on the lower part of the rudder post. Instead it is a very very hard plastic called, I think, T10. The bearing touches this so there is no metal between the bearing and the rudder post. Jafa told my engineer, T10 is a perfect material to use and even better than stainless because there is no chance of galvanic corrosion. With live rubber lip seals against the T10 there is as good a seal as there would have been with a stainless seal, without the problems of stainless when it is in contact with salt water and aluminum.
Bill Stellin Jaywalker
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2008 19:38:32 +0000
Subject: [j4x-owners-group] Rudder Bearing J42I'm about to have "Maine Sail" (hull #48) hauled with lower rudder
bearing problems. I've read the detailed discription of the bearing
replacement on "Jaywalker" and the J40 posts on this site.
I believe my boat was built with the Jefa bearing but Edson may have a
replacement as well. Anyone else had replacement experience that might
be helpful please let me know.
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "dc1reg" <dc1reg@...> wrote:
> The boat was built in Aug 2000 and I've got something more than 11K
> miles on the odometer including a trip to Bermuda and the BVIs.
> The rudder's been hanging up since launch this spring and getting
> worse. This last weekend I disconnected the wheel steering to use the
> emergency tiller, eliminating the wheel as a possible source of the
> problem. Hopefully tomorrow I'll be able to see for sure and can let
> you know.
Curious, because my boat is the same vintage.