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post #1 of Old 08-05-2006 Thread Starter
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Rudder Failure

Besides a collision with some underwater object, what sort of extreme forces could cause a skeg-hung rudder to fail? Does reversing with the motor cause a lot of pressure on the rudder? Or slamming in reverse down a wave? What action could cause a rudder to come up hard against the rudder stops? Could this be enough to cause rudder failure?
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