[Public-List] Rudder stops and stern tubes.

John Boor mahseer at kos.net
Sat Oct 27 05:33:29 PDT 2012


Check your prop distance from the cutlass bearing it should be no more
than 1 shaft dia distance.

John Boor

> Lastly, I had my prop re-conditioned for the third time here.  And I
> hardly use it but about once a year I put the engine in gear without
> remembering to fully lower the tiller.  This allows the prop to actually
> hit the rudder when the tiller is hard over to either side and always puts
> a few nasty dings / bends in the prop blades.  The only rudder stop I can
> find is the cockpit seats against the tiller which do the job but only if
> you have the tiller fully down, am I missing something or is there some
> kind of rudder stop that should keep me from doing this over and over?  I
> couldn't find anything by searching the old list so any help or even links
> to old info is appreciated!  Sorry for the long winded questions, Thanks
> -Kirk #504.
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