C22 rudder shaft and bushings

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C22 rudder shaft and bushings

Postby figure9 » Tue Oct 04, 2016 5:54 am

I'm in process of restoring a 1977 C22 and removed the rudder shaft and bushing due to excessive play. I was going to replace the old bushing with the thru hull style, but noticed that this boat has the mushroom shaped recess and matching bushing. Different than what I expected. My plan is to insert another bushing (PVC?) into the existing opening so that the rudder shaft will fit tightly into the new bushing. 2 questions, will a PVC bushing be durable enough and if water gets between the rudder shaft and the bushing, will the hose just fill with water? Hope I'm not asking a stupid question.
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Postby EmergencyExit » Wed Oct 05, 2016 5:39 am

It's been done that way before..details and pics on Windward's site at

http://chryslersailing.lizards.net/sail ... uhull.html

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Postby Capt. Bondo » Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:49 am

Mushroom bushing are available to Ruddercraft.com
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