Laugther is Good Medicine
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Bonifay, FL 32425 & Huntingdon, Pa 16652
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Re: Advise on Weight & Type of Anchor for Islander 37
I should have specified -- the rudder was damaged in the storm. What happened, the boat broke free from it's morring. 2nd part of story, the boat keeled over (somewhat) when the tide went out. When the salvage crew righted the boat with air bags, the rudder was at a angle. The rudder was damaged, about 2 foot was busted off the bottom. I looked at the rudder on Monday. I had the yard master verify rudder travel as I ran the wheel through full travel (left/right). He did not see any sign of canting or anything wrong from a visual standpoint. I'm Not sure yet, the shaft may be bent. I will know this when I have time to check the rudder out (100%) at home. When I check it again, I'll straight edge & measure it as needed to verify condition. After removal, I'll determine if it's repairable or not. I have found -- 1 or 2 places that are highly recommended; will repair or replace the rudder for (est.) $ 1,000.00. I may do the job myself, capable of making/ repairing this rudder &, have a fully tooled shop.
Thanks for the Heads Up,