My broken winder rudder stock
Posted: 27 Jun 12 22:21
Message ID: 2215
I applied 12.5 st of Steve Chatten in a 'Falling Backwards' motion onto my tiller on Sunday.
The effect was seperation of aluminium tiller from winder stock - the tiller broke right where it meets the stock.
Has anyone done this before?
Do we think this is reparable??
Posted: 28 Jun 12 11:40
Reply ID: 6236
So you broke the aluminium tube?
Sure you're only 12.5 stone, Steve?
I would expect it to be repairable, should be able to bond a new tube onto the stock. My first stop would probably be Simon Cox for something like that or you could ask Winder if they repair.
Posted: 28 Jun 12 13:11
Reply ID: 6239
Thanks for your reply.
I know, its amazing isnt it - A man of my age still in such good shape. It must be the healthy lifestyle I stick to; 10k run at dawn, Yoga at lunch, swim after work, a healthy meal & no drinking beer in the evening. You know how it is.
Anyway Ive put some more feelers out about a repair now.
Posted: 29 Jun 12 12:42
Reply ID: 6240
I've a mate who is excellent at this sort of thing. He made up and fitted a bronze bush to fix the wear on the bottom pintle of my rudder stock.
I expect your biggest trouble will be to get a length of suitably strong aluminium alloy tube to replace the tiller.
If you're near Essex I'm happy to take a look at it.
Posted: 03 Jul 12 16:13
Reply ID: 6242
Many thanks, but I think Ive found a repairer now.
One question - does anyone recall if their winder rudder tiller is cranked?
I cant tell if mine was as it has broken right where the crank would be.