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Welding Aluminium - help needed

1 month 4 weeks ago #1 by mikea49
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I have a damaged Dart rudder stock which is pressed aluminium approx 3mm thick  in which the blade pivot hole has become enlarged due to bolt becoming seized. Am thinking if I could get it dressed with some more weld material I could re-shape it to the the correct size.  Does  you know anyone who could do this. It is currently fully dismantled.

Thanks

Mike Arstall

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1 month 4 weeks ago #2 by Tony Avery
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Mike
You probably already know that Dart 18 parts are available at Windsport at Mylor near Falmouth and they have a shop on their website where all the bits are listed.
My daughter will be picking up a few bits for me next Tuesday or later that week if you should want something to save on carriage as she is holidaying in Cornwall.  You may have already found that rudder stock bits are hellish expensive, thus wanting to repair yours.  You may also know the kingpin of Windsport from Cat sailing, Brian Phipps, who will no doubt give advice with a phone call.  My phone number is 01626 366043 if you want more info.  Good luck with the repairs.
Tony  

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1 month 4 weeks ago #3 by mikea49
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Thanks Tony, do buy bits from Windsport but the frame is £133, hence effort to repair the one I have. New Rudder complete is £1000 !

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1 month 3 weeks ago #4 by Ben Cutler-Sharp
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Have you thought about asking Andy Webb? Few rudders on eBay too.

i also have in my mind there was a repair kit when I did up the dart I had

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1 month 3 weeks ago #5 by Ben Cutler-Sharp

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