Rudder Blisters

Discussion in 'Capri/Catalina 14 Talk' started by C14 allez, Jul 10, 2006.

  1. C14 allez

    C14 allez New Member

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    Ahoy!

    I recently purchased a '86 Capri 14.2 sailnumber # 1878,

    Boat was unused and stored outside for the last ten years but has cleaned up very well, Spars and sails were stored indoors and in great shape.

    The major cosmetic issue is the rudder, which has numerous blisters, various sizes from 1/8" to 1/2" in diameter. Centerboard looks good.

    Blisters seem to be only in the paint layer, and I am guessing caused from out-gassing from the core

    What is the rudder core made of - Foam ? Wood ?

    Anyone else have this problem?

    Rob
     
  2. Ed Jones

    Ed Jones Secretary/Vice Commodore Staff Member

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    I'd suggest you grind out the blisters and fill them with white Marine Tex, then sand it smooth. Should be good for a few years.
     
  3. yamahauler

    yamahauler New Member

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    The rudder core is foam. grinding and filling sounds like a good idea to me also. I guess that the blade costs around $200 to buy new.
     
  4. C14 allez

    C14 allez New Member

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    Thanks for the suggestions.

    Was wondering more, if this was a common problem.

    Rudder is solid , stiff and no dings - just has those polka dots

    I missed the Foam core in the FAQ.

    Fairwinds and good sailing,

    Rob
     

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