Originally Posted by David B
Would love to see some pictures of that if you can manage.
I dont have any pics (I think) of the exact beefing up in our Bene . But it was done to prevent this from happening . Done by previous owner under surveyor
supervision a few years back after the rudder was hit after/during haul out
. The YT clip is from another yacht but it gives a good idea what can happen
translation from YT description
This video shows how the rudder is attached to the steady, a 2007 Beneteau Oceanis
43 from Lelystad. The construction is as strong as its weakest link..in this case, the 1 millimeter thin top layer of plywood
(plywood) on which the rudder tube is attached to the rudder shaft. This is glued with polyester to the plywood
on top of the plywood. The force on the rudder may tear the plywood ,this happened to my boat . On the Bay of Biscay with depths up to 4,000 meters it was found that only the rudder was still attached to a flange in the storage
locker. The stirring and movement of the mounting sleeve was torn so that the rudder could fall at any moment , and as a result a hole in the boat so that it would sink in a few moments. Fortunately this happened close to a French port where the Steady could be towed ashore.