View Full Version : Where do you get things like fittings for rudders etc.?
09-01-2008, 08:34 AM
What's the best source for rudder fittings?
09-01-2008, 08:44 AM
Jamestown would be a start but they didn't have what I needed for the GIS. Michael Storer shows specific fittings on the plans so I searched on brand and model and found a distributor (in CA?) who had what I needed.
09-01-2008, 10:17 AM
Also try http://www.duckworksbbs.com/catalog.htm or Hamilton marine (Google them for their web site).
09-01-2008, 10:42 AM
This company in Germany has most anything you could want for a wood boat. The staff speak English but the catalog is written in German.
09-01-2008, 12:04 PM
The choices given will work for smaller sized things--if your boat is large, you can make a pattern and have things cast (this is what we did) and its actually quite a low cost option to get exactly what you want--as long as YOU make the pattern that is :)
Best of luck!
09-01-2008, 09:57 PM
The Port Townsend foundry has the greatest collection of gudgeon, pintal and rudder head patterns of any place I know of.
09-02-2008, 08:52 PM
Thanks you all. Haven't started to build yest as I can't narrow down what I want.
09-04-2008, 11:19 PM
For standard-type rudder fittings (i.e. not reproduction-grade, bronze, and incredibly costly) try: http://www.bosunsupplies.com (http://www.bosunsupplies.com/)
I'm looking at a page of stainless-steel pintles and gudgeons, by Schaefer, for dinghies and keelboats to 20 ft. Huge inventory, if you have the patience to click and scroll.
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