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Looking for rudder/tiller (or plans to make them) for Sumner Islands 17 sailboat

I'm in the process of acquiring a Sumner Islands 17 day sailer for a pretty good price. But the original rudder and tiller are MIA. The seller cobbled together a rudder/tiller combo that he described as "functional but not pretty." I can't say anything about its functionality, as I have not yet taken possession of the boat, but I agree with his assessment of its aesthetics.

Anyhow, I'm serious doubting I'll ever find an original rudder, but fortunately, I'm a hardcore do-it-yourselfer and a serious hobbyist woodworker, with a pretty complete workshop behind my house. So I plan on making a replacement.

So I'm wondering if anyone might have an Islands 17 and be able to provide some good pictures and dimensions for me to copy the rudder and tiller assembly, or maybe point me to a resource if you know of one.

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Here's a link I found via Google - has some info & pics........FWIW

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Here's a link I found via Google - has some info & pics........FWIW

Sumner Islands 17
Yeah, thanks - I found that a couple days ago. My Google-fu skills are usually pretty good, and I'm a bit surprised at how little info there is out there about these boats. I'm not yet finished Googling, but I figured it couldn't hurt to see if anyone dad one and could give me a pic or three
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