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post #5 of Old 08-13-2006
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Also, if the wooden rudder is the problem, why not fiberglass and epoxy over it... that will seal it fairly well, and save you the cost of a new rudder. The rudder that is with the boat is probably the right design for it and a different rudder may cause the boat to handle badly, by changing the center of lateral resistance.

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