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post #20 of Old 11-06-2012
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Re: Rudder damage - urgent advice needed

You are correct smurphny - I have no experience here and may be getting in over my head. Think I will sand down to fibreglass and lay fibreglass strips with epoxy along the edges. I have drilled holes and I have the rudder hanging in a heated room with the hope that it will dry and there is no structural damage. I will sail one season and at the end remove drain hole plug ( which I will make) - if no water comes out, great. If water comes out then I will consider next move - separate sides or buy new rudder. Maybe separate sides and if I find the job too much, purchase new one.
Thanks SloopJonB - will follow your advice for preparing rudder for glass.

Thanks all for feedback - at least I have a plan of action.
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