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The one problem I see with composite rudder posts is that they tend to be fairly brittle...and will snap if the rudder hits something solid, where a steel or aluminum rudder post might bend instead. On many boats, if you lose the rudder post, you have a hole that lets a lot of water into the boat...and that is something you may want to avoid.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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