We hit the bricks on the last cat with the rudder
at full motor
speed and bent the rudder
shaft back .
Being tiller steer, we diconected one rudder and steered home on the other.
The pointy back edge of the rudder punched a hole through the outer but not the inner skin and that was easily repaired.
We cut the rudder shafts at the bend and put a solid insert in and I TIG'ed it together.
In New Cal
we hit the reef @ 14 knot's and actually had the boat out of the water
on one side by about 10 inches parked on the damaged board.
Just the slightest crease in the glass at the back of the case where it exits the hull
, and this damage to the board.
I was amazed, as I fully expected to go below and see the furniture and floor ripped out with a metre long gash in the hull.
Strong stuff this lightweight composite construction.