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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:44 am 
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Restoring a very old H14. Rudder pins clearance to gudgeons and the rudder castings are very sloppy. Is there a source of bushings available that I can put in place?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:14 am 
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Your Hobie dealer or Murrays should have these oversized bushings (much better than the original white nylon bushings) which can be installed into the lower rudder castings. The casing holes will need to be enlarged (7/16" dia. I think).

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For the pin to the gudgeon, there isn't any bushing available. If you have plastic or aluminum pins, they may have worn down over time and simply replacing them could improve the fit. I would recommend using stainless steel pins unless you're sailing in the surf.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:30 pm 
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Thanks. What part number would this be?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:42 am 
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Hobie Part# 8062001

Murrays Part# 01-2284

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:15 am 
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Thanks a lot. I'll check it out.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:15 pm 
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Why stainless unless you're in the surf? I'm rebuilding a 1989 14 and don't know the reasons for one piece over another. I will be in the ocean half the time.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:20 am 
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Plain and simple, stainless pins don’t wear out or break. A broken rudder pin will make sailing extremely difficult because you will be left with only one functioning rudder and the other rudder will have to be dealt with, making steering and sailing in general very difficult.

Some folks claim aluminum or plastic pins should be used in the surf in case you are pushed backwards by a wave and the rudders hit the bottom, the pin will break instead of ripping out the back of the hull. Personally, I don’t agree with that approach and would rather risk potentially damaging the hull (near the beach) than breaking a rudder pin potentially a mile or so from the beach and having to try to sail back with one rudder. I use stainless in all conditions.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:04 am 
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Thanks srm. Wasn't sure if there was another reason. I'm going over my '89 14 from head to toe before sailing her for my first time. I've never sailed before so it's all new.


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