C387 #96 Toccata in Sea
Boat repairs are like war; the plan only lasts until the first battle starts!
It all started when the boat was pulled at the end of last season. I noticed that the lower rudder bearing was loose – something new since the boat was last pulled. From there, I noticed a crack in the forward portion of the rudder so drilled a small hole in the bottom of the rudder and found that a small amount of water drained out. As with many projects, had I known at the beginning what I knew in the end, I would have done a different project. It was just one of those things that kept getting bigger as you went along.
Important to this discussion is that I have a C387 and not a C380. Evidently the length of the rudder post is different