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When we bought our boat the rudder had so much play it was unusable. Chris did such a good job of fixing it that we can hardly turn the wheel now!...😂 The clock is ticking very loudly. Will we make our deadline?... Wish us luck! ***Please note*** We read every single comment but we will be too busy to reply to any in the near future. Please keep your comments coming though - we love hearing from our viewers! ⛵ Sailing Britaly ⛵ brings you the sailing shenanigans of Chris (British), Rossella (Italian), and baby Emma (Britalian) as we sail our 35 ft sloop. We make sailing vlogs of our cruising adventures and share any tips and tricks we can along the way. After all, sailors are one big family! Thank you very much for watching, subscribe to see more of our videos! (It's FREE) http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=UC64BFQulaAIl1xWG4DJlQ8A Join our Patreon Crew! http://www.patreon.com/sailingbritaly More Sailing Britaly here: Instagram: http://instagram.com/sailingbritaly Twitter: http://twitter.com/sailingbritaly Facebook: http://facebook.com/sailingbritaly Fair winds! 👍 Chris and Rossella -------------------- 'Sailing Britaly' is a Helvellyn Ltd brand. Disclaimer: Due to factors beyond the control of Helvellyn Ltd, we cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information. Helvellyn Ltd assumes no liability for property damage, injury or death incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. Helvellyn Ltd. recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, open flames, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video. Due to factors beyond the control of Helvellyn Ltd, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result. Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not Helvellyn Ltd. Disclosure: any links in this description may be affiliate links. If you decide to buy some items from them, Helvellyn Ltd may receive a small percentage compensation for having suggested the suppliers to you. (This costs you nothing) Helvellyn Ltd only recommends suppliers and products which we believe in, so there is never any conflict of interest. p.s. Check out our Sailing Tips here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_iyMbUuKBT57uW0zNXoP1hW15yGeQPGJ p.p.s. Check out our Sailing Adventures! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_iyMbUuKBT5rZT__kebjMtaugOvkuHve #sailing #boatwork #refit #babyonboard

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When we bought our boat the rudder had so much play it was unusable. Chris did such a good job of fixing it that we can hardly turn the wheel now!...😂 The clock is ticking very loudly. Will we make our deadline?... Wish us luck! ***Please note*** We read every single comment but we will be too busy to reply to any in the near future. Please keep your comments coming though - we love hearing from our viewers! ⛵ Sailing Britaly ⛵ brings you the sailing shenanigans of Chris (British), Rossella (Italian), and baby Emma (Britalian) as we sail our 35 ft sloop. We make sailing vlogs of our cruising adventures and share any tips and tricks we can along the way. After all, sailors are one big family! Thank you very much for watching, subscribe to see more of our videos! (It's FREE) http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=UC64BFQulaAIl1xWG4DJlQ8A Join our Patreon Crew! http://www.patreon.com/sailingbritaly More Sailing Britaly here: Instagram: http://instagram.com/sailingbritaly Twitter: http://twitter.com/sailingbritaly Facebook: http://facebook.com/sailingbritaly Fair winds! 👍 Chris and Rossella -------------------- 'Sailing Britaly' is a Helvellyn Ltd brand. Disclaimer: Due to factors beyond the control of Helvellyn Ltd, we cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information. Helvellyn Ltd assumes no liability for property damage, injury or death incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. Helvellyn Ltd. recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, open flames, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video. Due to factors beyond the control of Helvellyn Ltd, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result. Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not Helvellyn Ltd. Disclosure: any links in this description may be affiliate links. If you decide to buy some items from them, Helvellyn Ltd may receive a small percentage compensation for having suggested the suppliers to you. (This costs you nothing) Helvellyn Ltd only recommends suppliers and products which we believe in, so there is never any conflict of interest. p.s. Check out our Sailing Tips here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_iyMbUuKBT57uW0zNXoP1hW15yGeQPGJ p.p.s. Check out our Sailing Adventures! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_iyMbUuKBT5rZT__kebjMtaugOvkuHve #sailing #boatwork #refit #babyonboard

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Sailing Britaly
Sailing Britaly - 6 years ago
*Please note* We read every single comment but we will be too busy to reply to any in the near future. Please keep your comments coming though - we love hearing from our viewers!
Ray  Goff
Ray Goff - 5 years ago
Sailing Britaly

I enjoyed your videos so much, I am going shopping, I need a catteraman, I have a flight booked to Fort Lauderdale, we might meet up sòon to share a tuna
Ray
Dan Johnson
Dan Johnson - 6 years ago
You guys remind me so much of RAN Sailing, the two best sailing channels on YouTube. Thanks for sharing so much of your lives with us, loving following along. ,,,,,,,,,,,,/),,,,,,,,,,fair winds.
Sailing Inconceivable
Sailing Inconceivable - 6 years ago
You did it! You actually took us with you to the shower!
Terry Harms
Terry Harms - 6 years ago
WD-40 is the 40 attempt for a water disbursement for the space shuttle, Go with the gear oil LOL just my 2 cents wd-40 is way over used to stuff it was not meant for. My best stuff I use for freeing thinks and lub is called loobit its a Lloyds product and its works
Terry
S/V DANCER PLYMOUTH
S/V DANCER PLYMOUTH - 6 years ago
Great info on the rudder thanks guys.
TERRIBLYBRITISH
TERRIBLYBRITISH - 6 years ago
Well done guys
z non
z non - 6 years ago
"I've had 5 hours of sleep and I'm ready for anything" LOL!
Hanford Creek
Hanford Creek - 6 years ago
I'm a 65 yr old mechanical designer, sailor, pilot and builder (Pitts Special) so I have a heartfelt appreciation of the skills. I'm inclined to agree with Norman Boyes. Water is going to be your primary lubricant anyway. Keep up the great work!
thamel29446
thamel29446 - 6 years ago
I have a Bavaria 44 Exclusive owner version built 1993/94. I too had some play in the rudder but I went the route of complete change as for me the rudder is a rather important item. Bavaria’s have a rather short rudder post making it very easy to remove the complete rudder out the back. In my case rudder was good but some glassing was needed at the rudder/pole connection. Regarding the rudder bearings which at that time came from the Dannish Company Jeffa and they still will supply a complete spare part of both upper and lower bearings by suppying the original Bavaria serial number / hull number. What you will get is their new style which is not just friction but the bearing has an inner lining of rollers. Hence helming and specially auto pilot will love the new bearings as the left to right turn is very smooth... important I learned from the Ueffa guys: never cut the old friction bearings out of the metal casing. Use a hot knife cutter or rope hot knife cutter to melt/cut them out. Another mistake one needs to avoid is using common anti-fouling on the bearing casings... use Saildrive type of antifouling. I know you are on a timeline - but in the long run you may want to do those bearings... my lower one had a hair line crack... /Tim

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santa mulligan
santa mulligan - 6 years ago
Vesconite uk vesconite is the stuff no water absorption used on a bav44 on ybw.com
Mark Peacock
Mark Peacock - 6 years ago
Silicon spray.
Bob Ratcliffe
Bob Ratcliffe - 6 years ago
Just come across your blog. I recognise where you are on the hard. My boat was there a few years ago. MYC. I know how difficult it can be meeting deadlines for launch. Good luck. If you need any logistic help opposed to physical help, I only live 10 miles away. bobratcliffe@me.com
Søren Echwald
Søren Echwald - 6 years ago
Great videos:-) I have not experience in lubrication but...hexagonal boron nitride (hBN) - it would appear...(https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0043164812004127)
Old Solider
Old Solider - 6 years ago
As Said may be that the temperature has increased, differential expansion etc, worst case drop the rudder. knowing thats not possible graphite grease or a high peassure oil oep220, oc 600 ? you know where I am going? hope you sort it? 5 hour s sleep those wre the days LOL !
santa mulligan
santa mulligan - 6 years ago
Mylar will expand slightly as it absorbs water
roderick mchardy
roderick mchardy - 6 years ago
you have been very lucky with the weather.
etalon3141
etalon3141 - 6 years ago
I wouldn't suggest WD40, its too light and short lived. If it is thought gear oil is too thick, maybe try engine oil instead? Engine oil tends to be a bit thinner than gear oil and might get into the bushing more readily. Grease would be better, but you wont get it in there.
Andy B68
Andy B68 - 6 years ago
Norman Boyes. Very sensible suggestion from Norman. Chris, you demonstrate great levels of skills but a seized rudder in the Medway or Thames estuary would challenge even your resourcefulness. Replaced both bushes on my Bavaria last year - I’m taking no chances. I’m nearby in kent and so if you decide to drop the rudder again, I’ll bring my two teenage sons tomorrow night after work to dig that hole out again.
Just about sailing
Just about sailing - 6 years ago
I tend to use Ramanol Grease for pretty much every 'underwater' type bush situation.

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evanofelipe
evanofelipe - 6 years ago
Great video Chris, your enthusiasm is boundless and all credit to Rosella for contending with the harsh constraints of life in a boatyard. Also great to see ‘the joy of discovery’ in little Emma’s eyes. My children are in the mid 40’s now and it’s been a very long time since I was able share that very special experience. Cherish the moments, they’re easy to dismiss as everyday events when in fact, they’re priceless. WD40 is has its limitations and likely to effect the properties of plastic based materials, so I would heed the advice of other comments here and may account for the stiffness you encountered.
CK H
CK H - 6 years ago
Having a rudder is nice, but a keel is essential. Make sure your keel is still mounted securely and don't go anywhere until you know it is. Ken
Declan Green
Declan Green - 6 years ago
You do realise Emma is gonna grow up to be a truck mechanic.....kids far to quit
Craig Overend
Craig Overend - 6 years ago
Clean & Dry Graphite 0.1
Lubricated and Greasy Graphite 0.1
Friction and Friction Coefficients https://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/friction-coefficients-d_778.html
The friction coefficient of epoxy is at least 0.4 and may go up a lot if the load is greater than 25N according to http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1757-899X/174/1/012024/pdf
Oil will probably reduce the epoxy friction. You could add graphite to the oil too.
I wouldn't use WD40, I've seen someone try to use it as a release agent to epoxy and steel and the epoxy stuck.
The PTFE Lubricant branded WD40 may be an alternative.
Water lubrication leads to a lower wear rate of the PTFE and graphite
filled composites http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.736.2974&rep=rep1&type=pdf
Jc Regal
Jc Regal - 6 years ago
I would skip using WD-40 since it is not designed to be a lubricant even though it does have some lubricating properties. I suggest you use penetrating oil or automatic transmission fluid. there is probably a chemist out there that can speak to the molecular properties of these fluids. JerryK
Jeffrey Wood
Jeffrey Wood - 6 years ago
Thank you for another fantastic video. I love the rudder bushing solution :)
Claas R
Claas R - 6 years ago
Epoxy is very tough and resistant, so I wouldn't worry about using WD-40 or other penetrating oils in your case. It does depend on the manufacturer of your epoxy, so maybe check with them to be absolutely sure. As I am sure you are aware that losing your rudder gets you and your family in a world of pain when at sea.
Sailing Channel Marinus
Sailing Channel Marinus - 6 years ago
Rudder "bush". Check the spec of the filling you used. Some of these are water absorbent hence it will keep on jamming the play. Other suggestion is just use silicone, that does not absorb. Just fill the bushing up from the top and let the world of plastic do its work. WD-40 is a hydrocarbon based and might work against the "plastic" properties of your bus.
Sailing Channel Marinus
Sailing Channel Marinus - 6 years ago
He did not have the rudder out as he could not drop it!
silicone oils are soluble in chlorinated solvents such as trichloroethylene, perchloroethylene and methylene chloride, and in the location where the silicone needs to be applied future works are unlikely, other then coating the hull around the rudder stick..
Lotophagi
Lotophagi - 6 years ago
Agree WD40 is for corrosion protection. It is not a lubricant and once the white spirit carrier has evaporated it leaves a gunky coating as designed for Atlas missile casings apparently.

Agree silicone grease is the best lubricants for a plastic bush. But try to avoid getting is anywhere near something you want stick again. The silicon migrates into the substrate and it can be very difficult to get anything to bond again without removal of lots of material.

Another alternative is bees' wax which you can warm so this goes runny. I think by the time that you have been sailing for a while the bush will loosen up and you will be worrying about how to tighten it.

I'm surprised that while you had the rudder out you didn't just get new bushes machined for a proper job.
FrenchAM100
FrenchAM100 - 6 years ago
Jeffrey Wood agree with not using WD40 as it isn't a lubricant and will dry up. Silicone would be my choice but in the past putting rudders back in boats with new bushings we used Fairy Liquid a lot and they is surprisingly good and lasts a long time. Soap is after all very slippery. Hope it is ok for the splash, didn't like the sound of the stainless tube turning....
Jeffrey Wood
Jeffrey Wood - 6 years ago
I agree the WD40 might not play nice with the epoxy -the same might apply to any oil based product you use. I would used a dry silicone spray (similar to WD40 but silicone) - we use this to lubricate sail tracks as it doesn't stain - or graphite spray. Both are easy to apply but won't interact with the new epoxy bushing.
Mark Bernier
Mark Bernier - 6 years ago
Suggest some light lube oil. if it continues to bind as the bush takes up water possibly some graphite would help. I think I'd pass on ATF as I am unsure about its compatibility with epoxy.
Michael B. Barnett
Michael B. Barnett - 6 years ago
Chris: Bear Grylls would be very proud of you mate, you are my hero with these projects. Rosella is a saint during the projects as well. Bless you and your family. Barney

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maurice harvey
maurice harvey - 6 years ago
a simple remedy on the steering shaft ...use brasso metal polish to help free up the movement and ATF fluid as a lube ...or drill a hole , tape a thread the fit a grease nipple and apply some light grease with a grease gun ...cheers
mike hollin
mike hollin - 6 years ago
great job , cant go wrong with wd-40 . even if it doesn't work , it hasn't hurt anything.
Biana Doubt
Biana Doubt - 6 years ago
Rather than using just a penetrating oil like WD-40, perhaps use a more long-acting lubricant like '3 in 1 oil' or a 'zoom Oiler'.

You could certainly use each in turn and make them part of your maintenance schedule.
Steve Schubert
Steve Schubert - 6 years ago
she's a beautiful little girl guys, congrats and enjoy the journey of parenthood

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