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    35-3 windlass install

    And if anybody is wondering about any water leakage they have in the forward part of the v-bunk. Under the original anchor pan is a good place to look.
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    35-3 windlass install

    So the inside bottom of anchor locker looks like this. Nice and homey for the crappy muddy anchor. AND the Captain his his own little liquor locker.
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    35-3 windlass install

    These Dasco "Mini-Pry Bars" from Home Depot are also very helpful...
  4. Doug177

    Viewing a 35-3 soon, any suggestions?

    I see that kind of mini-smile on a lot of boats. At least the previous owner doesn't seem devious as it is there for all to see. A surveyor should be able to tell if it is a symptom of a more serious problem. It looks like more than a couple of inches? Has it been filled further back and you...
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    35-3 windlass install

    Helps to open up the old shallow anchor locker in those areas that will not be re-used when you want to remove it. And I think you need to remove it to get the depth you need to for windlass drop. Don't mess with the part above your v-berth as you will want to keep that part of the old shallow...
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    Fresh New Marine G10 /F4 Chunk for knees, backing plates etc. Replace rusting metal parts with this. Will not rot or soak up water. Super strong.

    Good post "Tenders"! Come to think of it, I did put a two carefully shaped chunks between my mast step and keel. Epoxied it in with some thinner sheets from Defender, another good source of Sheet G-10. It will be there when Dinosaurs once again roam the Earth. To paraphrase, "There's nothing...
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    Fresh New Marine G10 /F4 Chunk for knees, backing plates etc. Replace rusting metal parts with this. Will not rot or soak up water. Super strong.

    Dang...I wish I would've known that sooner Mark. I can't imagine "like butter". Thanks!
  8. Doug177

    E35-3 Stock Rudder FREE in excellent shape...Losing storage, you pay freight! It's gotta go! Next step Dumpster!

    Rudder is on it's way to Donnie in Louisville. Whew! Putting it in the dumpster would've haunted me.
  9. Doug177

    Fresh New Marine G10 /F4 Chunk for knees, backing plates etc. Replace rusting metal parts with this. Will not rot or soak up water. Super strong.

    Strong as metal but will not corrode. Cuts with sharp carbide tools. Use it for strength in areas that can get wet. Don't use it where you need some flexion as it will not flex. I used it to help make hydraulic ram shelf. People use it to make strong, unbreakable knife handles that stand up to...
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    E35-3 Stock Rudder FREE in excellent shape...Losing storage, you pay freight! It's gotta go! Next step Dumpster!

    Donnie. Might be able to get the Freight at $250 and boxing at $75 through FEDEX Freight. We have terms. Do you have any buddies with a commericial address to ship it to. That would help. Greyhound was a PITA.
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    E35-3 Stock Rudder FREE in excellent shape...Losing storage, you pay freight! It's gotta go! Next step Dumpster!

    Hey Donnie, that's the rudder I have in the warehouse. An exact twin. I just measured, they all match. Loren was right!
  12. Doug177

    E35-3 Stock Rudder FREE in excellent shape...Losing storage, you pay freight! It's gotta go! Next step Dumpster!

    Hollow Stainless Steel shaft is 3.5" Outside Diameter. Shaft sticks out of rudder 22-1/4". From where shaft enters rudder down to bottom is 50" I would think if your shaft is smaller than 3.5 inches in diameter, that would be a big problem. Cheers. Doug
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    E35-3 Stock Rudder FREE in excellent shape...Losing storage, you pay freight! It's gotta go! Next step Dumpster!

    Donnie. I will measure the shaft diameter and length this weekend and let you know. That would be the first step. Yep, this boat was kept indoors during the Winter for most of it's life. So things are in really good shape. There might be stock dimensions here on this site.
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    E35-3 Stock Rudder FREE in excellent shape...Losing storage, you pay freight! It's gotta go! Next step Dumpster!

    I had a new rudder built to be able to fly an asym chute in higher winds and waves and give some better control. The stock rudder is in great shape and weighs about the same as when new.
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