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Old 05-07-2009, 09:36 AM
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All you guys running Enforcer double rudders make sure you loc tite those screws cause I had one come loose yesterday at full throttle.
Nothing like a 40mph right u-turn.
I was lucky it didn't flip.
Old 05-07-2009, 02:13 PM
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You don't Loctite? Lucky you didn't flip? Just be quick with the trigger and all is good.[8D]
Old 05-07-2009, 05:26 PM
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Default RE: Double Rudder WARNING!

Had that happen with the left rudder the first time I ran the Magnum; it was steering OK with just one; I thought I had snagged a twig, but t he linkage was holding it on. Did manage to break a blade off of the prop though.

Loctite was on but apparently not enough.


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Well I put the loctite to it today and tightened the heck out of it.
This is the first I have seen this happen but then again I have not been running these boats for as long as I have been messing with car's and trucks.
It was pretty cool to do a u-turn on flat water then only be able to go in circles.
Good thing I had the Villian with me to give a little push.
Old 05-07-2009, 06:30 PM
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Default RE: Double Rudder WARNING!

That brings up a question...just how tight should the rudder bolts be and still have the break-away function? I'm scared if they are too tight, the rudder will not "break" the sear screw, and end up loosing the rudder, or worse....presently, I am just snugging them and using lots of Loktite, and of course, lock washers and lock nuts....

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Old 05-07-2009, 09:32 PM
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Well mine were pretty tight when the right one broke lose.
They told me today at WHH that they tighten them pretty tight with Loctite.
I have not had any issues with this since starting to run the boat last season.
I did how ever hit a ancor line last summer at the beach and it ripped the rudder back without messing up the transom.
I would imagine that if it is to tight then it will just rip up the back of the boat.
Or for that matter destroy the transom all together.
Good point I will call Tony tomorrow and see what he says.
Old 05-08-2009, 06:23 AM
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Tony Recommends the removable blue loctite, not RED!
Old 05-08-2009, 08:32 AM
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Ok thats whats on mine.
I will leave it.
This is kinda tricky cause you want them to break away but at the same time be tight enough to stay down under extreme loads.
Water is a crazy thing at speed.
Old 05-09-2009, 12:44 PM
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Default RE: Double Rudder WARNING!

Just currious since I'm not a car guy - ; Car guys don't loctite or is this just a select case? I do almost everything from the heli's to planes to boats to (even my glasses) Just glad it worked out for you & the Villan saved the day.
Old 05-09-2009, 02:00 PM
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I use it on almost any application where you don't want things to come lose.
I talked to the guys a WHH and they said to put it on everything that is metal to metal.
The BLUE removable kind!

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