Rudder Overhaul

May 2021

Dry Dock Servicing

Dales Marine Services are experts in rudder inspections/overhauls. Their detailed inspections and repairs have gained them the respect of some of the world’s leading manufacturers in the marine industry.

From in-situ inspections, measuring/recording clearances and adhering OEM tolerances to complete overhauls and remedial repairs through thorough examination in a workshop environment.

There are numerous rudder applications/designs; in this study, we concentrate on the world-renowned becker system.

Most commercial vessels such as ferries utilise a rudder arrangement with a slave “flap”, or commonly known as the “becker flap” after Willi Becker (founder Becker Marine Systems), providing better steering and manoeuvrability. The mechanical linkage/operation from the main rudder blade is critical, and respect must be given to this vital component.

It is known through an in-situ inspection that remedial works have been required. With delays inevitable due to spare parts/lead times, Dales have approached OEMs with a repair procedure for guarantee and always a compliment when they endorse. Another example of our commitment to our client.

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