Put my Tophat 25 up on the slip for an antifoul for the first time since buying
her. With unexpected rainy weather
I couldn't paint
but I spent the extra time in prep for painting. Noticed a slight crack along the rudder
shaft and upon further gentle investigations with a chisel and then angle grinder found I needed to take it off and fix it as water
had started seeping into it.
If I had not found the problem then eventually the rudder
would have delaminated.
Seeing as the rudder is an important piece of the boat, I was wondering how many people carried some kind of spare rudder. And if so, what sort of spare.
Do you have a spare rudder and have you ever needed to use it?