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post #2 of Old 08-05-2006
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Reversing at higher speeds creates tremendous pressure on the rudder, as does slamming down a wave in reverse, and either could cause the rudder to slam into the stops. That may cause damage to the rudder, but I doubt that it would cause a rudder failure after a single occurrence unless there were some other underlying problem.

Corrosion may have weakened the rudder post.

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