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post #23 of Old 11-11-2016 Thread Starter
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Re: Haul out woes

I finally got away from work long enough to visit and drill a drain hole in the bottom of the rudder. What I got was a nice clean stream of water, with a very weak smell of styrene. Like those airplane models some of us built as kids.

I did the paper towel trick that someone suggested - no stain, no odd looking goo, just a clear stream of water. Thanks for the suggestion CalebD

To some extent ignorance is bliss, but right now I'm feeling that there is no rusting going on - at least not enough to stain the drain water, and there is no indication that someone tried to fill the rudder with foam.

I'm feeling better about cleaning out the crack and repairing it with epoxy etc.

Thanks for all the feedback from all the members who contributed - its a great comfort having so much experience and knowledge to lean on.
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