From: A.J. Frima
Sent: Monday, May 06, 2002 9:26 AM
Subject: Coaster repairs
I recently bought a Coaster. In England I did not succeed. I visited the one on Fordingbridge but have not chosen that one.
I have a technical question about the Coaster. Quite difficult to explain.
The rudder slides through a slid in a board and is held in place by a bronze piece about 8×8 cm screwed down on the board.
At the other side, below, behind the keelwood it is held in place by a second bronze piece which I can not see. That second piece is loosened. Question: How can I best fix that part?
I hope you will find time to answer .
Subject: Re: Coaster repairs
Date: Wed, 8 May 2002 14:58:16 +0100
The bottom rudder guide is the same as the top one except that it is fixed with only two screws, not four. Take off the top one and on the underside you will see the two location points for two screw fixing.
From under the boat, judge the location of the two screws and drill up through the keel plank, very carefully, to expose the screw heads. Tighten or replace. Plug the holes formed in the keel plank with iroko plugs glued into place and refinish.
The alternative is to drop the keel plank right off the boat.
Churchouse Boats Ltd