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Dinghy pintle-gudgeon looseness

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We have a pair of Topper/Topaz Taz dinghies (one of which we pimped out with a crazy asym spinnaker recently ;-) ). Both have a lot of play in the rudder, the pintle/gudgeon coupling is very loose.

It's simple sheet metal, afaict. Any suggestions on how to tighten the setup, _without replacing the parts_? 

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1 hour ago, Max Rockatansky said:

The cou-rouge solution is to cut strips of aluminum from beer cans and use them to shim up as necessary 

Interesting! and how do you glue/bond them?

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Why fart about trying to bodge them?

That stuff is cheap - buy new ones and get better quality while you're at it.

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yknow, SJB is right...

but to answer your question, in my case, didn’t glue ‘em. Just wrapped round the pintle and replaced frequently.  I did say, ‘cou-rouge.’

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1 minute ago, Max Rockatansky said:

yknow, SJB is right...

but to answer your question, in my case, didn’t glue ‘em. Just wrapped round the pintle and replaced frequently. 

Ah well that's the cou-rouge part, right there :-) 

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