This one was hung off the keel too, and it had bronze on the bottom but for some reason there was stealing coming out from the inside composite material at the top whicc connect's with the steering mechanism that to me was a nono. You might want to check into it, see what the what? I was wondering if that was common on all Islanders? Guess not.Gee Jags, Sorry about your toe. However, I think you have the wrong thread. This thread is about Islander 33s.
And for the record: the rudder on 3I3s is hung off the keel. The rudder stock is bronze, as is the two piece gudgeon which holds the lower end.
Hope your toe mends well,