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Trevor Helps
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Waterlogged rudder
24.10.2018 at 09:41:13
 
After haul-out, I noticed the rudder dripping water and sure enough it's leaking. I suspect it's waterlogged as a fair amount leaked out. Any suggestions as to how best to handle this? Can anyone recommend anyone who might undertake the job (Dorset area). Thanks!
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John Woodhouse
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Re: Waterlogged rudder
Reply #1 - 25.10.2018 at 19:53:01
 
A well known Trapper issue!
On my T300 I used to stand the rudder upside down, with a hole drilled at the top, to drain out, then glassed the hole.
Rudder is in two halves & water gets in via the stock. Originally void filled with foam.
In my case I had  new rudder GRP 'halves' made - using original for mould, rebuilt with original stock. Then completely filled with GRP ie solid.
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Trevor Helps
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Reply #2 - 12.11.2018 at 10:12:40
 
Thanks, John. Following a suggestion from another 501 owner, I've drilled a number of holes in the bottom of the rudder and it'll be suspended above a gentle heat source for some time in an attempt to dry it out before plugging with glass.
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Reply #3 - 13.11.2018 at 16:41:09
 
Trevor - with my T300 rudder I found most of the water came out from the top, holes drilled & stood upside down.
Wisdom at the time suggested water was getting in where the stock enters the top of the rudder.
Let us know how you get on.
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