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Rudder swamped!

Anyone ever hear of a rudder taking on water? I have an Oday Javelin which, after a hard day's sailing, will drain water from the rudder. Any ideas?
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Yes, this is pretty common with foam-cored fiberglass rudders. Fortunately, the rudder on the O'Day Javelin doesn't have an internal rudder stock, so the issue isn't that serious, especially as far south as you are. It would probably still be wise to repair it though.

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the hard part is getting it dried out! and like SD said it's very common cept up north they freeze and swell, crack, etc.

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