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Re: Winter storage on Great Lakes

Tim,

Here's another idea to mull over.

You mentioned that the surveyor's readings of the rudder were "relatively moist."

Water intrusion into a rudder is common, and letting it freeze over the winter won't make it any better. As it happens, it's also one repair project that can wipe out a long time during the sailing season.

If you've got a heated garage or basement, you could probably tackle this one at home over the winter. Although I've not pulled a rudder on a Sabre 32, looking at hull pictures it would seem to be a relatively easy task. Getting it off the boat while it's in the slings of the Travel Lift is way easier that having to dig a trench (which is also common) after it's been parked.

Anyway, more food for thought.
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Re: Winter storage on Great Lakes

Sounds like a good plan PorFin. I'll ask yard to drop rudder when it's in the slings. They have more torque wrenches/sockets in case bolts are frozen. Maybe if rudder repair is done right, it's not something I'll need to do each year.

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