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Rudder Reinstallation C387

Thomas Brantigan
C387 #96  Toccata in Sea

Mainsheet 2011

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

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