Hi, it is now 2006. My stainless steel rudder post has some corrosion due to electrolysis due to DPO. It is missing about a knuckle to thumb tip of material. It was puddle welded prior to some blue water cruising and seemed to be ok. But I always worry about what is going on cause it still leaks and results in standing water.
So, I am considering having the post replaced. It is on a 46 foot sailboat, and skeg hung. Any ideas? Cut it out and replace? Replace with carbon fiber and a tube? What could be done to make it lighter?
On the list for 2006 winter.