Farr 5000 rudder box fittings

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Farr 5000 rudder box fittings

Post by mrneil » Apr 16th, '21, 22:56

I've just had a shiny new rudder box made for my 5000. Old one was rotting. Always had a bit of play in the old one. On fitting the new one I see the bolts are the type where the thread doesn't go all the way down. Considering washers/spacers or changing the bolts. Aiming for a snug fit with minimal play.

Any ideas? Can anyone share details / pics of their rudder box fittings?
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Re: Farr 5000 rudder box fittings

Post by rseydler » Apr 17th, '21, 07:36

I don't have an answer for you but can I ask how much it weighs?

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Re: Farr 5000 rudder box fittings

Post by mrneil » Apr 17th, '21, 07:40

Not sure exactly. It's aluminium. Pretty light. Couple of kilos?
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Re: Farr 5000 rudder box fittings

Post by MoodyBlue » Apr 17th, '21, 08:14

Use a long piece of suitable diameter stainless rod. It takes out or minimises the slop you get from individual bolts.

Pin on MoodyBlue only has one hole for a clip to retain it so rudder can be removed quick with no tools needed.
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Re: Farr 5000 rudder box fittings

Post by mrneil » Apr 30th, '21, 11:57

I went with washers as spacers. Snug fit vertically but still lateral play at the bottom gudgeon. I'll be seeking a suitable top hat washer to pack it. Then a bigger screw if needs be. Bunnings only had ones with thread right to the cap.
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