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Bud Taplin
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I have not had any of the stainless steel pintal and gudgeons made in the last 15 years or so. I usually recommend cutting off the straps that have electrolysis around the bolt holes, and welding on new straps to the existing ends of the fittings.
I guess I could get a quote on having some made, but I know the cost would be high, probably in the order of $250 each, and there are six of them.
If you have one of the newer rudders that have the pockets in the sides for a bronze pin, but have the stainless pintals, I would recommend switching over to bronze pins and fiberglass gudgeons. Westsail had to use up a supply of the stainless pintals and gudgeons after we made the new rudder design, so that is why some of the boats with the new rudders still have the stainless fittings instead of the bronze pins and fiberglass gudgeons.
If you have one of the original rounded bottom rudders inherited from Kendall, then you will need to use the SS fitting, or have some bronze ones cast up as some of the kit builders did.

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