Newrudders...Foss Foam. Good friend of mine lost
several months of sailing season when they messed up on making a new rudder for him, and the new one never handled as well as the one it was to replace. We were totally unimpressed with those folks and to quote Monty Python and the Holy Grail..."Run Away!" is all that comes to mind.
They say " Solvent washing
is not enough. The rudder must be sanded to remove a heavy coating of mold
release wax." But companies like 3M, who make fiberglass
care and repair products, always say that sanded simply gouges fiberglass and EMBEDS waxes and polishes, to solvent prep them instead, or sand and then solvent wash AGAIN. Then there's Foss's allergy to heat and sunlight...I don't know, rudders have to live outdoors with that, Foss seems to be the only folks on the planet who think rudders need to be coddled, shaded, air conditioned.
They may be the only source on the market, but it will be a cold day in hell before I'll do business with them. I'd go Norse with a steering
board first instead!
Just one man's opinion. Or rather, two men's opinions. Those folks just dropped the ball too many times, too consistently.