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Re: Build Fiberglass Rudder

I have been thinking about building a rudder for a smaller boat. I have decided that I would use aluminum spars and foam for shape, wood blocks for pintle & tiller area then glass over to keep it light.
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Re: Build Fiberglass Rudder

Back in the 90's I had a West Wight Potter with wooden rudder. It came from the factory (got it new) with a varnished wood "kick up" rudder. I sanded the varnish off, applied a few coats of epoxy and painted it from the waterline down with standard anti fowling paint. I had it 10 years and touched up the paint a couple times. Never had an issue. Don't over think this deal cause it's not a big deal at all.
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