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Re: Ran aground, Looking for advice. Much thanks!
Did the same a few weeks ago. Bent the rudder post. Screwed up kicker. Hobbled back to the mooring. Motor died. Towed to the launch. Progressive gave us $2300 for the incident. I paid $2200 for the boat. SO . . .
Cut the post off and had a straight length of 1 1/4 Sched 40 316SS welded on.
Laminated exterior ply 2 1/2 up the post
Cut 2 1/2" off bottom
3 layers of FRP
Faired and sanded
3 coats of EasyPoxy
2 Layers of HydroCoat
Need to slip it in and do the final assembly tonight
Motor mounts are gone
Shop said $400-$500 to disassemble
I did it in 45 minutes
Should be ready by Saturday,