Past Project - Rudder & Rudder Stock Repair
SCOPE: Cutting of opening in main and tween deck to access steering gear and Rudder Stock for removal. Remove steering gear, sheared rudder stock, lower pintle pin and rudder with vessel afloat. Line bore upper housing bearing and lower pintle bearing to receive new Thordon bearing. Machine the Thordon bearing and shrink fit. Perform repairs to wasted and cracked areas of the rudder and weld new zincs in place. Refit lower pintle pin and blue check new rudder stock taper fits. Paint rudder and refit in place with lower pintle pin and new rudder stock, reassemble steering gear, fit and weld deck accesses.
Duration: 3 days removal, 4 days refit: