[Public-List] Tiller Head Key-now rudder allloys

dan walker dsailormon at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 13 13:12:49 PDT 2009

ok, up till now i have not worried at all about mine, but ricks question brings up the next--at least to me. what's there has lasted 43 years so it wasn't all bad, but with the age is their fatigue that comes into play? as of right now , i am not worried, but should i begin to be--like if i ever get to sail rascal on a regular basis?
rascal #145
--- On Tue, 10/13/09, Rick Leach <rixquik at yahoo.com> wrote:

> From: Rick Leach <rixquik at yahoo.com>
> Subject: Re: [Public-List] Tiller Head Key
> To: public-list at lists.alberg30.org
> Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2009, 3:57 PM
> All this talk about tiller heads has
> reminded me that although I've never had any problems, I've
> never felt like the rudder/tiller system is as robust as the
> rest of the vessel.  For arguements sake, does anyone
> know what bronze alloy would be the best for building a new
> rudder post?  McMaster-Carr has an impressive selection
> available in bar stock.  The description of Alloy 863
> (Manganese Bronze) seems to make it a good candidate, but
> I'd love to hear what's already been tried with
> success.  
> Rick Leach
> Sugar Magnolia, #121
> Monterey, California
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