Sweet 16 rudder

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Cnodnarb
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Sweet 16 rudder

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Hey folks, I need to fabricate a rudder for my Sweet 16 out of 1/4 inch SS, then weld it onto the rudder shaft. What variety of SS would you all recommend? 304, 316? Any advice recommended! Thanks.

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Re: Sweet 16 rudder

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In fresh water 304 will be fine, it will gray over time. In salt 316.

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Re: Sweet 16 rudder

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Thanks! Easy enough

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Re: Sweet 16 rudder

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316 is the better choice, its a bit easier to weld as well.

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