Re: Symmetric Rudder damage and surprise hardware!
Insulating the steel between it and the epoxy (maybe with butyl tape) is a very interesting idea. I will think on that!
I didn't make it clear in my above post, but I planned on just cutting out the steel bolts entirely. They appear to be sandwiched in solid epoxy, it's not like it is joining anything that I can see. Since the rudder seems (overall) in fairly solid shape I thought at this point the hardware is redundant.
Has anyone seen anything like this before?