Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rudder dismantle

Donato Valente

James, yes we did. The crack looks deep and suspicious and in a  position very difficult to inspect. 
Unfortunately we have a very poor connection and can't then post pictures today. 
We have finished to prepare the work and tomorrow should unload the rudder. 
Will also check the nylon (or teflon ? ) bushing inside the central support of the rudder (femelot) but guess not expected to be changed (unless made in two parts ?). 

Thanks again to Christian for his very detailed step-by-step  suggestions. 

SM2000 Ocean Bird 
Linton Bay, Panama

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Il giorno 20 nov 2016, alle ore 10:44, Lokiyawl2 lokiyawl2@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> ha scritto:


  The rudder is made of two halves so some evidence of a seam may be normal.  Again the Amel rudder is new to me so if an expert like Oliver responds I would be listening to him.  
   Have you tried applying moderate force to turn the rudder each way (perhaps two men pushing on the rudder TE while the rudder shaft is held in some fashion) to see if what you think is a crack opens and closes as the force is applied and released?   

James Alton
SV Sueno, Maramu #220
Arbatax, Italy

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From: "Donato Valente ing.d.valente@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
Date: 11-20-2016 10:33 AM (GMT-04:00)
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rudder dismantle


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