A5 Mark 1 Rudder in 2020

Mk1 Rudder  in very good condition  has finally found its way on to Diaphony A5 .  And have lowered the top pintle down about 2 inches, also replaced lower pintle with a stainless item.

  • A5 Mark 1 Rudder in 2020
    A5 Mark 1 Rudder in 2020
    A5 Mark 1 Rudder in 2020

About simon

Boat: A5 ** Interest: My father purchased Diaphony in 1977, having just sold Our Lysander 17 called Grebe and with two adults and three kids and a dog it was decided that we needed a bigger boat.Having looked at a few boats my father stumbled across Diaphony A5 at Chichester marina on its trailer,after a while the owner finally clinched the deal with my Father in a pub at Dell Quay . After a year spent renovating A5 she was ready for launching at Chichester .The boat was sailed for the remainder of the 70s and early 80's having crossed the channel many times ,she was returned home for minor work and hasn't seen the water since. ** Location: bucks ** Country: GB

2 thoughts on “A5 Rudder

  1. Simon
    Looking good. It is quite a bit different to the later rudders. Do you have the blade to go with it? The only other boat I have seen with the early rudder is A16 Dervorguila.

    1. Hi Nick this is a mk1 rudder stock
      I have 3x blades 2x dinghy style and a much larger blade which could be a mk2 0r 3 all in good condition. I could never understand why Faireys rebated the original so deeply as to remove a 1/3 of the rudder stock section.
      You will also notice the length of the Skeg ,
      Faireys also reduced its size on later boats.

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