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Old 08-22-2018, 12:07 PM   #41
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The 5200 that LMC used was on the metal pipe flange not on the plastic sleeves, My current sleeves and o-rings were coated with waterproof grease as they were assembled. Three months and no leaks.

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Old 09-06-2018, 11:34 AM   #42
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In anticipation of the rudder tube replacement, does anyone know the level of difficulty in removing the originals?

If they were bedded with 3M 5200 (or equivalent) it could be a real effort to get the old tubes out.

If you don't know do you have a good contact at Beneteau?

Many Thanks!
Have you made any progress?

Mine were ordered a couple weeks ago.

Wish we could hear from someone that has had these installed what the installation was like and whether it solved the issue!
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Old 09-06-2018, 03:27 PM   #43
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Rudder seals
The 5200 was put around the main brass tube flange to hull not around the white plastic bearing tube.Its a easy job.
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Old 09-06-2018, 04:31 PM   #44
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Rudder seals
The 5200 was put around the main brass tube flange to hull not around the white plastic bearing tube.Its a easy job.
Bob Nordstrom
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I am trying to figure out if its not such an easy job on the ST44. I have heard from a couple folks that fiber glass work is needed but no specifics.
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Old 09-06-2018, 04:39 PM   #45
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Iím scheduled for this work in early October. Iíll let you know.
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Old 10-20-2018, 04:13 PM   #46
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New brass rudder sleeves / seals were installed recently. Mechanic indicated that the old plastic ones were not difficult to remove. Labor charge was about $1,500 for the total job.
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Looks great. Thankfully, my port rudder is leak-free after they replaced the seal. Starboard has been fine.
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Old 10-20-2018, 06:19 PM   #48
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New brass rudder sleeves / seals were installed recently. Mechanic indicated that the old plastic ones were not difficult to remove. Labor charge was about $1,500 for the total job.
Thank you for the update! Hoping to have mine installed over winter.
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Old 01-17-2019, 10:34 AM   #49
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So interesting development... have a Beneteau rep and yard currently looking at my rudders... At first I was sent plastic parts (as pictured) and then I requested the new design (and then metal was sent as pictured). I am being told that it appears that I have the same metal ones currently installed as the ones that I received... does anyone have a picture of what the plastic ones looked like? We are trying to figure out what needs to be done!
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Old 01-18-2019, 03:28 PM   #50
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ST 42 rudder bearings

The bearings(should be called bushings) in the 42 are two plastic sleeves with o-rings per side. They slide top and bottom into the metal pipe that is bonded to the hull. Then the rudder is slide up into the boat. My mechanic also put a ring of 5200 around the hull bottom to metal sleeve before replacing the rudders.
No leaks.
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Old 01-29-2019, 10:27 AM   #51
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If I am leak-free come spring, my two brand new brass rudder tubes will be for sale. PM me if interested.
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Old 03-26-2019, 02:34 PM   #52
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I put my two brand new rudder tubes / bearings / bushings up for sale: http://www.trawlerforum.com/forums/s...ngs-43733.html
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My rudder seals are leaking again after four years and I am looking at bottom paint this year so I need to fix this as well. Trying to decide if the reinforced seal kit will actually be a permanent fix or if I should just get the standard seal like I did four years ago and plan on doing this every time bottom paint is done.


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Dallas,

I had the brass kits installed 15 months ago which seem to be holding fine.
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