The weight would give you good reason to carry your spare anchors in the chain locker! It would eventually turn green too...
I would love for the rudder to turn green! It would look awsome with some wooden rudder cheeks on the upper half.
There's a very extensive discussion on the rudder topic on the WOA website. You might start by checking out the link
I have reviewed every article on the westsail site including the rudder discusions (no kidding all of em) and found a lot of info about rebuilding or repairing rudders but nowhere have I heard of anyone even mentioning a metal alloy one.
The reason I ask id that I'm very close to purchasing
one, would like to turn it into a one of a kind, creative masterpiece and am trying to figure refit
Should I speak to a foundry about weights and strengths of bronze or who? I'm not so great at engineering. Or if ya ask my wife...not so good at thinking in general. haha