Has anyone had to replace the skeg backing plate on their Gulfstar
37? I was adjusting the steering cables
on mine the other day and I noticed that large chunks of the plate had literally corroded away...seems like the previous owner tightened the bolts down, there is no leakage or anything, just the plate seems to be almost all corroded away.
It appears to be made out of a fairly thick piece of mild steel
, not the best thing for this area.
Has anyone else had this problem and if so, what did you do about it? Any ideas?
If you don't know what I mean by the skeg backing plate, remove the "floor" in your aft lazarette and you will see the steering cables
post. Look right in front of the rudder
post and there is a plate with several large nuts on top of it...or they should be if the plate is still there.
I'll get some pictures next time. Any ideas or experience appreciated.