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Bent Rudder Post - C&C 36

The post is reportedly hollow. We feel that the reason for this is three fold. First, weight reduction is always a consideration. Two, cost. The third is that if the rudder is to strike something quite rigid, something wants to fail that will not sink the hull. In this case, we believe the rudder may have been designed to bend in lieu of hull failure. Imagine the influx of seawater if the hull fractured about the post foundation.
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