- Feb 3, 1999At 09:40 AM 2/3/99 -0500, Dennis Gibbons wrote:
>... has anyone else stripped theI just had my rudder rebuilt. We had previously drilled holes in the
>gelcoat off the rudder or otherwise closely examined its condition?...
bottom edge - and water poured out. We then drilled large (4" +/-)
diameter holes from one side, starting near the top of the rudder, and
going down the spine on about 8" centers, to the bottom. We then could
reach inside, and rip, scrap, and ream out all (hopefully) the corrupted
foam core. We then replaced said rotten core with two-part floatation
foam, glassed into place the 4" hockey puck hole covers, and put a new
layer of glass over all.
Hopefully, we will now get another 25 years of service out of the rudder.
s/v Equus, CN 48, on the hard in Sandusky, Ohio
"I know nothing - nothing do I know - but I go to free myself from the
Wheel of Things by a broad and open road." R. Kipling.
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