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Old 07-29-2016, 10:08 AM   #1
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Rudder Packing size for Californian 42LRC?

Hi folks,
I am trying to get my parts list together for my next visit to Harmony, who lies in La Paz, BCS. My starboard rudder needs to be re-packed. Do any of you Californian owners happen to know the size of the packing used in the rudders?

Thanks and cheers, Bill

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Old 07-29-2016, 03:20 PM   #2
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No idea, never repacked mine since it was new. I take it you've already tried tightening the packing nut down a little more?

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Old 08-04-2016, 10:38 PM   #3
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1/4 inch.
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Old 08-04-2016, 11:40 PM   #4
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When I did mine, I bought 3 sizes. When I got it open, I couldn't get any of the old stuff out and had no room to add a full wrap of any of the sizes I had bought. I pulled some strands from the largest size and wrapped them around the shaft, tightened it up and all has been good ever since. 5 or 10 yrs so far.
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Old 08-12-2016, 11:35 AM   #5
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You are probably done with this, but just in case, to inspire some confidence. I just did mine on a 1977 42 Californian.....1/4 for both rudders and shafts.
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