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Subject: Re: Sailer 23 General Advice

David Cooper (Hopeful)
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Date Posted: 13:34:16 13/02/2008 Wed
In reply to: Ian 's message, "Re: Sailer 23 General Advice" on 11:50:22 13/02/2008 Wed

>>The other question I had was about scarificial anodes.>>The one we have under the hull (connected to the prop>>shaft) seems to have been doing its job and needs to>>be replaced. I was wondering, though, whether there>>should be some sort of anode on the keel?>>Some people fit keel anodes, some connect the keel>bolts to the anode and some, like us, do nothing. I>think that generally the thinking is that the keel is>such a heavy mass that a bit of electrolysis doesnt>matter. However, the whole issue of anodes and bonding>does seem a bit of a black art.>>MG Duff, who make anodes, have a helpful website and>if that does not answer your question, you could email>them.>>I dont think it's a an issue that you need to worry>about immediately.>>Ian My Rudder pintles on Moonbeam were worn but I have reamed out the holes and fitted a sleeve in each pintle (transom ones) and a new rudder pin made of brass. The new assembly is still easy to move but no play is evident.The rudder pintles themselves showed little wear on the pin and the pin is a snug fit so OK? , you could try this method. This is after you have sorted out the lower transom pintle security issue. good luck ,David

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