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Bent Rudder Post

Has anyone tried to straighten a rudder post, (C&C 34 1980). Anchor dragged and rudder dance on some rocks. It bent aft, and I had to file the top back corner of the rudder about 1" so that it would pass under the stern and I could get steerage and get home. The huge stainless washers are gapped about 1/16" on forward edge and back edge is tight. Looks like it bent high up. Rudder just has a small 2" chip in bottom aft. How heavy would the rudder be if I released it in the water, into my dinghy maybe.
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