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Rudder Pintles and Gudgeons

Pintles are a hook or pin on which the rudder hangs and turns. We carry bronze pintles, sized by the width between their straps, in 1/2 in., 3/4 in., 1 in. and 1.5 in. sizes. Sold individually.

Gudgeons are a metal eye or socket attached to the stern post to receive the pintle of the rudder. We carry bronze gudgeons sized by the width between their straps.

The correct item is not always easy to find. Every boat was made with different parts from different manufacturers. Jamestown Distributors is proud to offer the most extensive supply of marine hardware available. From brand new 2004 ABI lighting to oarlocks and sockets that have been in the industry for years. We have a vast selection of all products needed in modern and traditional boat building, woodworking, restoration, and dock accessories.

Some of our most popular items include hinges of all types, brass fittings, shackles, and rigging hardware. Many of these items are available in bronze, brass, galvanized, stainless steel, chrome plated brass, and even black nylon. If you can't find it here call and ask if it is possible to find. It would be impossible to list every single item our manufacturers produce.

Brass is the most popular choice for many of these products. Brass is surprisingly strong but a very soft metal. Brass screws also demand a carefully sized pilot hole to avoid installation breakage. Brass is the traditional choice for a non-corrosive metal and provides a classic look and feel to any project.