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Delaminated Rudder Chapter II

I took the predominant advise and pulled the rudder - a lot easier than I anticipated. Using a dremel I cut around the area and pulled off the outer skin. Inside was not what I expected. When I have read about foam cores I imagined a foam like material not terribly unlike styrofoam or Great Stuff. The core of my rudder seems to be some type of epoxy or polyester. It is hard - I figured foam would be somewhat easy to cut, etc. There are some random glass fibers in the mix. It is almost like Irwin took a batch of left over resin to use as the core. Any thoughts? I am considering using West to fill some of the voids that exist in the core.
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