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Replacing Rudder

When I aquired my Starwind 22, the boat had no rudder and the bottom gudgeon fitting was sheared off - only the two opposing ends of the strap still screwed to the transom. How do I determine the correct length and width of this transom mounted tiller rudder? The specs and drawings available online aren't very specific. I do know it was originally outfitted with a kick-up rudder bracket because the boat is trailerable. I have it moored in a slip currently.
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GRETIGS EARTHLINGS, There will be witness marks where the old one used to be use thease to a-line the new fitting. If not line up the keel and the rudder in the same plane you can use a spirit level and string to giv the lines you need mesure twice and then mesure to check you marked it right , see if you cantake any mesurments of a similar vessel in your area or on the net GO SAFE.
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You could try Foss Foam - NewRudders.com » About Us -

They make and sell rudders, centerboards, and swing keels for a great many production boats including Starwind. Not sure how willing they'd be to share data as much as they'd like to sell you the rudder...
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Hopefully you found all the info that you needed by now. If not, my starwind 22 is on the trailer my yard. I'd be happy to take a few measurements this weekend. Let me know what specifics you need.
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