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RUDDER, SHEAR PINS
RUDDER, SHEAR PINS


 
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Description
 
Delrin shear pins for rudder hold-down applications. These are designed
to be sacrificial, they hold the rudder completely in a down position
unless an underwater obstacle is encountered at speed.
For example, the Macgregor rudder assemblies require approximately 150
lbs of force on the tip of the blade to shear this pin, much less than
the loads transferred during a grounding, but dramatically more than is
evident while under sail at or above hull speed.
Unlike metal pins or nylon bolts, the delrin construction allows them to
shear completely rather than deform.