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Subject: Re: Trapper 501Rudder


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Fraser Whyte
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Date Posted: 26/07/04 16:36:18
In reply to: Richard Swire 's message, "Re: Trapper 501Rudder" on 15/07/04 15:41:07

Thanks for your concern. I am one of the joint owners of SP and thankfully wasnt on board at the time. Everyone was ok and the SP was towed back to Cherbourg by a fellow HillHead Sailing Club member who was in the vicinity. SP is now in a yard in Cherbourg and they will be making the new rudder from a pattern supplied at modest cost by the Baltic Wharf Boatyard in Devon who had recently made one for a customer. The shaft sheared off within the blade about 4" below the bottom bearing. It is likely that it was the result of impact with something.

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