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Re: Handy to have spare parts

Back about 30 years ago we were sailing our O'day 22 around the keys. Our rudder and tiller disappeared in the middle of the night.
I had a 4' piece of 1x4 a push drill, wire and a vice-grips.
I was actually able to have some control over the boat with a 3.5" rudder and a vice-grips for a tiller.
The lesson from the Icarus story is not about human failing.
It is a lesson about the limitations of wax as an adhesive.
If you have an engineering problem solve it.
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