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Unfortunatly, we have had to lift the old girl out again as we were aware of a vibration proplem.

During the Whit bank holiday we had a very close call at the top end of Breydon, during the high winds over the holiday.

The rudder rotated further than it should have, locking the steering and stopping the engine.

When we went down to the Orwell a couple of weeks ago,we noticed that we had lost some speed and the fuel consumption had increased considerably, also there was quite a vibration when going astern. It was difficult to manouver too.

So guessing there was a bit of a ding in the propeller, we hoisted her out, this is what we foundDSC01019.jpg

There are bits missing from the other 2 blades as well.

we should be back in again with any luck by the middle of next week with a nice shiney repaired prop.

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The rudder rotated further than it should have, locking the steering and stopping the engine.

There are bits missing from the other 2 blades as well.

Did you actually manage to get the rudder to turn too far and hence into the prop?

What ever it hit it must of been quite a wallop to chew the prop up like that!

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The tiller arm attached to the rudder stock slipped around the stock whilst we were going astern. The resultant pressure of the water acting on the hardover rudder made it rotate even more and forced the rudder blade onto the prop. That was the result!! Stopped the engine dead, no manouverability whatever in a narrow channel wind gusting 8-9 and foul tide.We were very lucky not to have suffered more damage.

I just chucked the anchor over the side and that gave us time to sort things out.

Paul

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The tiller arm attached to the rudder stock slipped around the stock whilst we were going astern. The resultant pressure of the water acting on the hardover rudder made it rotate even more and forced the rudder blade onto the prop. That was the result!! Stopped the engine dead, no manouverability whatever in a narrow channel wind gusting 8-9 and foul tide.We were very lucky not to have suffered more damage.

I just chucked the anchor over the side and that gave us time to sort things out.

Paul

OUCH.

How bad was the damage to the rudder?

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