CARBON FIBER RUDDERS ARE AVAILABLE!!!!

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Re: CARBON FIBER RUDDERS ARE AVAILABLE!!!!

Post by B-White » Mon Jul 23, 2012 6:18 pm

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Post by cuban cracker » Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:22 pm

Here you go.



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Post by akblackdawg » Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:05 pm

they look nice, also interested in knowing about when 5' will be available. your first post just quotes price, does not say if pair or each price, we can only hope that is pair price. also, i don't see any tabs on the pic, are tabs available so they can be adjusted for torque available or can they be added. good luck, i imagion after a few years they will be as common as the aluminum ones, and everybody will want them, also the price may come down a bit with greater production of them. Bud
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Post by cntry141iq » Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:19 pm

AWWW hell I bet they can makem in china for 75 cents a pair ... all ya gotta do is order a 100,000 sets of them ... LOL
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Post by Cyraxx0120 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:07 pm

JAMES wrote:WILL THEY HELP MY BOAT RUN DRY :wink:
Does your boat even run? I thought it was in parts. :scratch: Its got to be together and to the river to see if she will run dry.
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Post by B-White » Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:28 pm

akblackdawg wrote:they look nice, also interested in knowing about when 5' will be available. your first post just quotes price, does not say if pair or each price, we can only hope that is pair price. also, i don't see any tabs on the pic, are tabs available so they can be adjusted for torque available or can they be added. good luck, i imagion after a few years they will be as common as the aluminum ones, and everybody will want them, also the price may come down a bit with greater production of them. Bud
The price quoted is for a pair. As of now their is no plan on 5' rudders. I was checking mine out today and I don't think it would be very hard to rivet a tab on them. I've never put much thought into the tabs because to me,if you have to use them you are just covering another problem up. Anymore question,,,feel free to ask..
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Post by B-White » Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:27 pm

Update,,,,,,,,the rudders are still holding up great...I know of 1 time they got blew pretty hard from the side sat at halfway lake,,,,not a blimmish 1 in them. And after driving our little raceboat(step hull) down that tight rabbit trail canal to get out to the cllean up I have to say they drive as good as they look. Even after sinking our boat,they didn't gain an ounce of wait,,try that with some foam filled. One more thing cool about them is that to clean them up I justed wiped them with a wet rag and they look new. I had to take them off our boat so that we could load it on the bow of another. They got passed threw a lot of hands,,,not one was dissapointed,,,I'm pretty sure they were all pretty surprised at the weight of them,,,,,so far their very impressive!!!
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Post by Qwikdiesel » Wed Aug 15, 2012 3:51 am

I was shocked at how light they were thats for sure
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Post by Blownaway540 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:31 am

They look great! But it seems to me ALMOST all boats you see have their rudder tabs slightly bent one way or another, just to keep it tracking straight w/out any pressure on stick when just cruising straight. I know I need mine. It could be the rudders we all have are not "perfect" causing the problem, I do not know. I will wait and see how they track for everyone else. JMO
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Post by dups350 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:20 am

B-White wrote:
JAMES wrote:WILL THEY HELP MY BOAT RUN DRY :wink:
Their ONLY carbon fiber rudders,,,,their not prayers sent down from heaven!!
James you stuck your whole leg in your mouth on that one :lol: :lol:
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Post by Bruce » Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:38 pm

B-White wrote:Update,,,,,,,,the rudders are still holding up great...I know of 1 time they got blew pretty hard from the side sat at halfway lake,,,,not a blimmish 1 in them. And after driving our little raceboat(step hull) down that tight rabbit trail canal to get out to the cllean up I have to say they drive as good as they look. Even after sinking our boat,they didn't gain an ounce of wait,,try that with some foam filled. One more thing cool about them is that to clean them up I justed wiped them with a wet rag and they look new. I had to take them off our boat so that we could load it on the bow of another. They got passed threw a lot of hands,,,not one was dissapointed,,,I'm pretty sure they were all pretty surprised at the weight of them,,,,,so far their very impressive!!!
They were way too heavy I'll give u 200!for em just to get em outta ur life
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Post by Viking Life » Thu Jun 11, 2015 2:50 am

Are these prices still the same for the carbon fiber rudders? Haven't seen any down here in S.FL
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Post by billybob » Thu Jun 11, 2015 7:27 am

What about trim tabs?
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Post by SPIKE » Thu Jun 11, 2015 7:57 am

I ran fiberglass rudders for 15 years untill my boat was destroyed in auto accident.Spike

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Post by SPIKE » Thu Jun 11, 2015 8:10 am

B-White the subject of repair has not surfaced but imo they could be repaired without any detection of being repaired
where aluminum my not even be a discussion.

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Post by Viking Life » Thu Jun 11, 2015 8:29 am

Spike, how heavy were your fiberglass rudders and how big? You make them or purchased them?
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Post by scrambletown » Thu Jun 11, 2015 12:34 pm

SPIKE that auto accident wasn't on hwy 40 in the ocala national forest was it????
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Post by Viking Life » Sun Jun 14, 2015 8:24 pm

The OP of this thread still alive? I've posted questions here and PM him...
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Post by P.Vento » Sun Jun 14, 2015 10:54 pm

If you give me set I'll put your name on my boat?!, lol

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Post by JohnnyBravo » Tue Jun 16, 2015 10:47 pm

How bout a dove tail single rudder?

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