Over Hill Sailing Club
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Adirondacks NY
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Re: Rudder damage - urgent advice needed
Rudders are constructed in so many different ways that unless you know exactly what's inside, be careful. You could wind up with an expensive mess on your hands, replacing the whole thing when it's not necessary. Do some research as to how your particular rudder is constructed and how others have gone about this type procedure. Sometimes you can actually find photos posted by someone who has done exactly the same thing. I would think you'd be able to check for internal corrosion by drilling a few well-placed, easily plugged holes.
It sounds like you have no experience doing this type thing and may be getting in over your head.
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Last edited by smurphny; 11-03-2012 at 10:07 AM.