Re: My wooden rudder needs to be painted or something
If the strength of the wood is in question at all, what I would do is actually fibreglass over the wood. I did this myself on my Wayfarer rudder.
So I did the following :
A layer of glass mat, expoxied to the rudder.
Epoxy over the mat until smooth (you can brush West System on)
Sand until fair.
I painted the lower third with dark green paint.
I varnished the upper third.