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post #9 of Old 03-15-2012
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Re: Rebuilding/Remountinig Keel & Rudder

I was going to say it is worth the price of 4 ails and an A4...but seeing that the prop strut has been broken off, you can expect damage to the crankshaft and bearings in the engine as well, or at least a bent shaft and transmission damage if those sheared and took the impact.

Tell the dealer you'll pay whatever a used trailer is worth AND you won't charge im to unload the big mess on top of it. Then you get it home, see if the engine is toast or not, and whether you're going to have to pay to have it hauled away, or spend some time building a boat.

Replacing a rudder and replacing it with something that matches the original BALANCE and performance of the boat, is not a trivial thing. If you've got spare time, a spare parking place for the boat, and want a project, it's worth the price of the trailer. Anything else and you'd get better odds in Vegas.

Salesman says nine thousand dollars again, just slap some duct tape over his mouth.
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