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>> Home > Forum > Building Related > rudders
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Newby7
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Forum Posts: 43
28th Nov 2018 14:01  
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Is there a shop or manufacturer that makes or has slotted rudder shafts .
Rick

DodgyGeezer
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Forum Posts: 106
28th Nov 2018 14:09  
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I've never come across one, but they're easy enough to make with a Dremel using a cutting disk...

bluebird2
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Forum Posts: 1
9th Dec 2018 18:40  
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I agree, easy fix, I have done loads with a junior hacksaw, then soldered the rudder blade to the shaft, usually in brass.

Escrich
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Forum Posts: 5
9th Dec 2018 20:23  
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I make the rudder axis in stainless steel, and I make the slot, just where I need using my Dremel

Newby7
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Forum Posts: 43
9th Dec 2018 23:38  
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Thank you both for the replies I will try the junior hacksaw as I found one in my tool box fancy finding something useful in your tool box.
Rick

reilly4
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Forum Posts: 47
10th Dec 2018 05:20  
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I would prefer to use brass rod for the rudder shaft as it will be easier to cut and also to solder the rudder plate.

Joe727
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Forum Posts: 38
7th Jan 2019 19:34  
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Reilly, Good Tip....I also use brass rod 3/16" dis. Easy to slot and solder a brass plate to, have never had a problem with bending, etc. I generally use them as a core and cover with plastic, wood or just leave as is. Joe