of an existing rudder stock
to the long term wear found on the aluminium rudder
stocks, the class now has all rudder stocks supplied
with removable plastic bushes.
Owners wanting to bush their rudder existing
stock can also purchase this product at http://www.ovingtonboats.com/products/406
If you want to bush your stock, then you
will need to take the stock off the boat, and securely
lock it in a suitable vice. As the aluminium is quite
soft, please ensure you pad the sides of the vice jaws
to stop them damaging the surface. Please also ensure
you fix the stock in the vice along the front vertical
edge of the stock, and NOT in the middle, as this may
cause the sides to squash in if excessive tension is
applied to the vice!
You’ll then need a suitable drill with
11.5mm drill bit, and a friend to help you check that
you are drilling vertically! Turn the stock over, and
carry out the same operation on the other end.
Insert the bush, using a small drop of
super glue; the top bush needs to go in so the bushes
larger collar is on the underside of the casting, and
the bottom bush needs to go in so the larger flange
is on the top of the casting. This should then end up
with both the collar flanges facing each other!
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