Join Date: Feb 2013
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Re: Island Packet 35
For what it was worth, when we were investigating the repairs to the boat I mentioned above, the consensus was that the worm gear was pretty beefy, but that the rudder post and bottom plate were not particularly all that robust.
From what I can see, the rudder post is 2” diameter solid stainless steel. That seems pretty beefy to me.
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