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Pearson 34 Rudder Removal
« on: June 04, 2019, 11:09:32 PM »
Hi All, I removed the rudder from my 1984 P34 #67 today. I couldn't find any documentation online on how to approach it but fortunately I have a friend that had done his so I wasn't flying totally blind. I took a bunch of pics, I'll see how many I can get in here to save it for future reference.




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Re: Pearson 34 Rudder Removal
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2019, 11:15:59 PM »
Had to remove the quadrant (radial drive wheel). The stainless bolts in the aluminum casting was tough to break free, I ended up using an electric impact driver, I HIGHLY recommend this.


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Re: Pearson 34 Rudder Removal
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2019, 11:33:25 PM »
Here's a shot from the front showing it split down the middle on the leading edge and across the top. Also a shot show how I lowered it and plan to reinstall it.


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Re: Pearson 34 Rudder Removal
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2019, 08:06:22 AM »
Good photos, thanks for posting them.
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Re: Pearson 34 Rudder Removal
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2019, 11:38:09 PM »
Successfully split the rudder down the centerline. Glad I did, the internal stainless structure was just shy of failing.

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Re: Pearson 34 Rudder Removal
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2019, 06:44:43 AM »
What did you do once you found that the stainless plate was about to fail? Were you able to locate a replacement or have a new rudder built? Thanks.