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post #11 of Old 11-02-2012
grant64
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Re: Rudder damage - urgent advice needed

To Graham O : very interested in what repairs are made to your rudder. If time allows, please update your progress - I am interested in what is done and how.

To Smurphny: I really didn't understand SinonV's directions ( "day one lift and cut back the damage to sound material feather glass for new lay up") so I will go to West System website. What does 12:1 feather mean? How many layers do I need?

On advice from another I drilled a hole in the bottom of the rudder - lots of water came out but so far not rusty so that is good. Less likely of structural damage to metal frame. At this point I intend to glass the stem aft edge and the rudder leading edge. The aft edge of the stem is square with a one quarter inch ridge running down the centre where the two halves of the rudder meet. I thought this might be aproblem for fibreglass - have used bondo before and thought about fairing the ridge with it before laying glass. Good idea or out to lunch? Any advice appreciated.
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