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Foss are apparently located in both FL and CA, or have moved, or something between the two locations.
Some few years ago my friend has Foss make up a new rudder, and I can only say they botched the job badly. Delayed horribly. Everything overdue, and the new rudder did not fit and had to be shipped back. net result? About a 3-month loss in sailing and the new (custom for them, not one of their stock designs) rudder never was right.
They've also got a strange "don't let our rudders out in the sunlight" policy that outright scares me. I don't know if they had a bad year or were infiltrated by enemy agents, but I'd never touch one of their products again.
Just one man's opinion, based on one very long and repeatedly disappointing experience. They couldn't even return phone calls within a week.