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Contest 29 Rudder
« on: 24 July, 2007, 19:25:12 »
I have acquired a 1965 contest 29 hull # 5  and have found that rhe rudder has broken of about 4 inches from the top. I want to make or buy a new rudder but can not find any technical information to make this possible is there anyone that has the rudder specifications or designs or anyone who knows where I might find this information? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Contest 29 Rudder
« Reply #1 on: 25 July, 2007, 11:58:16 »
Hull #5 ??? must be (one of) the oldest still sailing around...  ;D   About the rudder problem: I think that the easiest way is to duplicate the existing rudder and use it as a mold or something like that. Drawings and/or specs will be hard to get since all the old archives were lost during a great fire at Conyplex a few years ago.
I'd suggest that you measuure the current rudder, duplicate it in foam and cover it with several layers of roving and polyester. Finish it wtih an epoxy barriercoat and your done. I know.... it sounds more easy then it is but it can be done... ;)
BTW, can you upload a few pictures of this old lady??

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Re: Contest 29 Rudder
« Reply #2 on: 28 July, 2007, 09:21:11 »
I believe there is in lelystad, The Netherlands, a company specialized in making new rudders. If you are interested I may ask my uncle who told me about this company. Max

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Re: Contest 29 Rudder
« Reply #3 on: 07 July, 2010, 14:55:36 »
The first 29's are built in 1964. Congrats with your early example!

The name of the company mentioned by Max is Modus Marine.

They make new rudders but can also do several repairs. A few Contest owners in Holland had also problems with the rudder and decided to have a new rudder made by this company.

For more information visit http://www.modusmarine.nl/ (unfortunately it is in Dutch)
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Re: Contest 29 Rudder
« Reply #4 on: 07 July, 2010, 15:11:28 »
Eeeh.. de TS is drie jaar geleden begonnen en daarna nooit meer teruggekomen.. ;)

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Re: Contest 29 Rudder
« Reply #5 on: 07 July, 2010, 15:12:55 »
haha, ik had de datum niet gezien, kwam het topic tegen via de zoekfunctie...  ;D
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Re: Contest 29 Rudder
« Reply #6 on: 09 July, 2010, 01:31:05 »
Het blijft toch handig al deze informatie. Als het niet voor de Topicstarter is, dan wel voor andere lezers.
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