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Need to Repair or Replace Rudder

I bought a fixer upper (1970, Islander 37, MS) today. The Rudder Tip is missing (est'd) two foot off the tip, it's sheared off.

I did some reading here and got some ideas. I know a man that is really good, he can do anything but he's 240 miles away. I'd rather buy one (used) that was ready to go ... but the Islander 37 MS.. is not a common place boat.

My question... what ideas (make one from scratch) do you have ? Also, names of big salvage yards (I'm in FL Panhandle, boat in Bonifay, 32425) that have lot's & lot's of boats. Perhaps, I could buy one that's real close in size & rudder shaft demensions.

Please, drop me a line here or email --

Thank You,

Avery (HighFly27)
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Re: Need to Repair or Replace Rudder

If the shaft is sound fix the one you have got. It is not rocket science.

good guide here from West System WEST SYSTEM | Projects | Fiberglass Boat Repair and Restoration - Rebuilding a rudder
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