Search results for query: Tiller Rash

  1. L&VW

    New Project Questions

    ...to sag :confused: and scratch the rear deck. :mad: Search here for "Deck Rash", here: =1&c[nodes][0]=21&o=date']Search results for query: Tiller Rash and here: Wood tiller?? Lines bought commercially tend to be the shortest length that will do the job. FWIW. A too-short halyard will have...
  2. L&VW

    70s rudder

    Others have written that the spring pin has been seen mounted either way. Unless the gudgeon has been damaged, It's not what is causing the deck scratches. I'd suggest countersinking the bolt-hole and using stainless steel with a Nylock nut. "Deck rash" is caused by 50 years of wear--mostly...
  3. L&VW

    How Can I Fix Rudder Pintle Pin Slop?

    Thanks, Andy. 'Just wanted to place this photo in the correct thread. This is the way I handled a tiller that was too low—causing "deck rash". (The tiller is inverted for the photograph). I'm working on another project now using epoxy resin, so I'll reinforce the Fix-All waterproof cement...
  4. L&VW

    Wood tiller??

    Deck rash: I was about to shorten my tiller to drill two new holes, when I noticed that the bolts had been "staked", and wouldn't permit easy removal. 'Also noticed that the aluminum areas that contacted the rudder cheeks were worn. Checking my personal metal-scrap supply, I found metal strips...
  5. L&VW

    Wood tiller??

    "Free" also, would be to shorten the tiller by 1-inch at the rudder end, then drill two new holes devised to raise the tiller off the deck. Look up "deck rash" in Search.
  6. L&VW

    Dixie

    I was just looking at my soon-to-be-replaced traveler, and it looks like a 3/8" OD plastic pipe wired between the two eyestraps will "clear" the tiller from scratching the deck. The soft plastic pipe I'm thinking about is sold as a water supply-pipe to toilets. It's gray in color. Just a...
  7. NightSailor

    Dixie

    Re: Tiller Rash... That made me smile. There is one line and one tiller. I have two hands but can't seem to hang onto either of these. My solution was a cleat for the mainsheet, and I've purchased a few small bails that I thought I'd put across the aft deck with some shock cord as a tiller...
  8. Porpoise2

    Dixie

    Re: Tiller Rash... I searched for "tiller rash", and here I am! (Good term ;) ) I've countered that problem by driving a brass wood screw into the top of the rudder—exactly where it contacts the tiller. The screw can be backed-out (by half-turns) to adjust for wear. Lately, I've thought...
  9. NightSailor

    Dixie

    ...buffing the hull, and I'm still not satisfied. I wet-sanded a few spots with 400 grit sandpaper. There are marks in the usual places--tiller rash on the afterdeck and spar rash on the foredeck--nothing horrible. Tomorrow, I'm going to sand it again with 800 grit and then compound it. I...
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