Specified on the Nutshell and Shellback plans, as well as the Catspaw Dinghy, and Pooduck Skiff, this bronze hardware (rod is brass) is unique in that it is designed to help prevent accidental loss of your rudder. Comes complete, including mounting hardware.
You may need to cut the length of the lower piece, to fit. It's actually quite easy... just use a hacksaw. If you follow that same pointed shape, so it matches the upper's shape, it will look slick.
We include copper nails which you can use a rivets to attach the gudgeons to the rudder. The gudgeons are pre-drilled, so you just cut the copper nails long, and then peen them over.
Rod length is 11 7/8". The space between gudgeons is just shy of 7/8 " and the length is 4" for the upper gudgeon and 5 1/4" for the lower gudgeon.
You need to turn the rudder 90 degrees to remove... that way it reduces the chance of accidental loss if you run aground.
This hardware will fit on the Northeaster Dory if you rout a relief for the top mount and shim the bottom mount. It's extra work, but it looks better than the stamped chrome pieces.
Glad I got it , all there in the kit that was needed
Rudder Mounting Hardware
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