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  1. O_Smiladon

    Rudder.

    Hi Guys, Well suggested mod is out !! thanks guys. @BOIGuy I have not had a sail in her as yet. As I have been busty with life and having to fix some things on her before i could even move off the swing mooring that she was attached to Now that she is on the hard doing her up for summer and having a sail. But when i was motoring over to the haul out. I did note the the tiller had a big vibration. This might have been prop wash going past the rudder ??? but looking at the rudder the prop is not up and close like some rudders that are very close to the prop. So the vibration/Shudd
  2. O_Smiladon

    Rudder.

    Hi Guys, Well soulmate is out on the hard. YAY !!!!! As you can see by the picks you can see where the repair work has been done to move the skeg line up to the transom when the original rudder came off. By The looks of things I don't think its gonna be to much of a drama to fix and get it back to the way it was. Just need the spec's of the old rudder or someone that has a CAV out of the water that I can get some dimensions off. The last pic is what I am thinking on doing to the transom hung rudder to make it work a bit better. As always guys I am open to your o
  3. Yes my friend James was on Quartermaster
  4. Yeah Elliot, He always was up for a good laugh. The two Commodore computer escorts rally cars were pretty cool. I remember we used to set up a track on the farm in cowcop and have a ball with anything that had a motor and a steering wheel. Good times. Yeah but watching that doco certainly hit home. Cheers mate Steve
  5. Just watched the YouTube Doco on this. My first time of watching was hard for me . My good friend James Anderson was on the boat that was never found. With his Mother and her boyfriend. May they RIP
  6. O_Smiladon

    Rudder.

    Thanks Fish. Yeah I could be flogging a dead horse. But I may also kick myself for not trying with what i can find. I just rung the Herald Island boat club and spoke to an old guy there. He new of the Name of the boat but could not recall it to well. so no joy there. Will keep searching I guess knowledge is power right ? haha Cheers mate Steve
  7. O_Smiladon

    Rudder.

    Hi Fish, Thanks mate for your input. really helpful. I guess I am lucky enough to work in an industry where i am dealing with a lot of different trades and services. I have a good mate who owns a CNC machine, Also the engineering firm that I use for work are always happy with a box of beer to wip something up for me as we do spend a hell of a lot of money with them. I just got back to speaking to a boat builder and he said that it can be done and that for 280 for the old rudder that is shown in the pictures that i may be able to use it for bits just as long as the bearings
  8. O_Smiladon

    Rudder.

    I will show a boat builder today and get his thoughts, They want $280.00 for it.. And na but I have heard a story that Soulmate was owned by a syndicate and was at Herald Island for a while. I might touch base with the boat club there and see if anyone can fill in the gaps. Cheers my friend Steve
  9. O_Smiladon

    Rudder.

    So still worth picking up tomorrow Harry ?? What ya thoughts ?? Really appreciate your help on this Steve
  10. O_Smiladon

    Rudder.

    Na not to sure whats it off. I am going to it tomorrow. I have not looked yet Sabre. Boat due out of the water on the 8th May. but I am going on her on ANZAC weekend to fit new throttle and gearshift lever set up. so will see if anything is there. (It may have been classed over) but i should be able to see something I reckon Cheers Sabre Steve
  11. O_Smiladon

    Rudder.

    The only thing that has me concerned is that the shaft around 1 1/2 " is too small ??
  12. O_Smiladon

    Rudder.

    Hey Guys, I am off tomorrow to grab this to see if I can make it work, For when Soulmate comes out of the water. Harrytom has very kindly offered his help which will be gratefully accepted when the time comes. But what have here I have to eventually make it look like that first picture. Unless someone has a Cav 26 that they are wrecking haha Thanks for the comments and I am learning heaps guys cheers Steve
  13. HI guys, Yep I hear you load and clear. He is the thing haha. As you may have noticed that I potentially have an rudder issue ? (Rudder , Tech Talk) this will need to be sorted for my piece of mind. Also with the interior. I bought Soulmate so my partner and I can jump on her and sail to little bays and hold up for the night and chill. At the moment how the layout is its not gonna work for us we cant fit on whats there. The big 3 for us . Sleeping , having a table and somewhere to sit that is comfy. And people feel comfy is important to me and my gal. Yeah we could go on day trip
  14. I can confirm. No. No drinking water unless you get it from the 4 Square. No water tap on the wharf. But saw this lovely old girl flying French flag.
  15. O_Smiladon

    Rudder.

    Yeah I reckon. I will contact the People who had it listed. And thank you so much for your offer of help. That’s Awesome. mate cheers Steve
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