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Re: Rudder lost at sea and rescue
Stumbled on this story at the csbb forum: Viewfinder
Much less harrowing than Doug Sabbag's tale.
Pretty sad story. The first rudder hit a submerged object. It was "repaired" with poor workmanship and poor welding.
It failed pretty quickly but like the first time they made it to shore for repairs.. They then had the rudder re-built a second time and again a sad case of sloppy workmanship clearly caused the rudder to fall off completely...
I doubt we'll ever know much about the rudder repairs as Jim seems like a pretty hands off guy and very trusting of the yard monkeys.. In this case the term MONKEY'S might be a compliment to the schmucks who screwed him over...... Very sad story, but at least they are safe...
-Maine Sail / CS-36T
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