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Old 08-29-2013
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Re: Lost my rudder!

I wouldn't deal with Foss again (again) if they were the only folks willing to deliver a rudder and I was stuck on a desert island waiting for one. Just a personal opinion based on past performance from their Florida operation.

As Denise and kriss note, jerry-rigging a steering oar used to be considered a standard technique, and steering oars are all the "rudder" that the Vikings ever used. To sail, sack, burn, and return home from all corners of their known world.

"Git 'er home" ? Okay, haul, gob in epoxy paste, bolt up some light steel plate with 1/4x20 bolts side to side. Getting a proper replacement rudder is going to mean either a bloody fortune, or waiting a week for motor freight to get it there.
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