Do you suffer from a heavy steering or play on the rudder stock. Probably the rudder bearings need replacing.
All rudder bearings for Compromis and C-Yacht are made of Delrin. Most rudder bearings are made of moisture-sensitive nylon but, despite the high quality material, the rudder bearings are subject to wear. Change your rudder bearing in good time only using original bearings. For more information click on the form below.
If your rudder has frost damage or damage from grounding, then it is sensible to repair or replace it. Often we recycle the original rudder stock and mount a new rudder on it. If your rudder stock is bent we advise against this course of action. All types of rudder are still available. For more information click on the form below.
Every year check for:
- Broken strands
- Locking bottle screws by means of split pins
- After 15 years do a complete health check of your entire rig
- take care for correct mast trim, this ensures a long lifespan and a better sailing boat. See also mast trim
Attention: your gelcoat surface needs regular maintenance. The darker the colour, the more necessary it is. Wash your boat several times a season and use a mild boat shampoo. When rinsing use lots of water to wash away sand and salt deposits.
Wax your C-Yacht twice a year. For this use only boat wax. For the hull use Teflon, for the deck use normal boat wax.
When you make gelcoat repairs, use only original C-Yacht gelcoat. Especially when you are using a colour.
1. When working with gelcoat make sure it is between 15 and 20°C.
2. Remove loose flakes
3. Mix a small quantity of gelcoat with 2% hardener.
4. Caution: hardener is very dangerous for the eyes.
5. Carefully apply the gelcoat onto the damaged surface with a brush.
6. After about 20 minutes sand the surface smooth using 100 grit sandpaper.
7. After curing for approximately 3 hours, sand it again with 1200 grit sandpaper.
8. After this polish with a polishing agent.
9. Finally, wax the surface for added protection.
Teak is a natural product that has a naturally high lime content. This makes teak naturally "oiled".
- never use a hard brush for cleaning
- never use teak oil for maintenance
- never use a high pressure hose
- clean only with a soft brush or a hard sponge and mild soap
- cleaning with salt water is preferred