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And there are some boats (the Beneteau First 38) where the stock rudder was deeper than some stock keels, so it was possible to ground on the RUDDER and damage it with no keel damage.
A lot of rudder failures trace back to corrosion damage from hairline cracks or other problems that allow water into the core, then the armature and tube just up and fail one day.