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O'day 23 Rudder constuction

I just bought an 1980 O'Day 23 and the rudder has a been damaged below water line. Does anyone know how O'day built these rudders? What the core material is ect.?

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What kind of 23 is it?

Is it a open daysailer or a cabin sailer?
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Thank you for reply

It is a cabin sailer. I don't yet have a picture available.
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I think it is a foam core. The person who would know best is Rudy at D&R Marine in Assonet, Mass. The phone # there is 508 644-3001. Rudy used to work for Oday, and has the molds for some of the Oday boats and for many of the parts. He sells replacement rudders and all of the hardware:

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I have bought a few things from Rudy for my '79 Oday 23; he is a very knowledgeable guy about all things Oday. Even if you don't want to buy a replacement rudder from him, he can give you some advice about how to go about making your rudder like it was from the factory.
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I've never seen an open O'Day 23.
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You can also purchase a rudder from IdaSailor, which makes replacements for a large number of boats.
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