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Old 14-06-2010, 09:35   #1
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Opinions on Foss Foam in FL ?

I am considering having a replacement rudder built by Foss Foam in FL, and was wondering if anyone has had experience with them and can recommend (or discourage) the use of their service.

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Foss Foam has had a good reputation, for quite a long time.
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You might want to take a look at Possible Rudder Rebuild Questions and in particular post #39 and beyond before deciding to deal with that Company. You might also want to Google "Foss Foam"+"Problems".

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Based on HyLyte’s personal experienced opinion; I Googled "Foss Foam"+"Problems"; and certainly wouldn’t retract my favourable opinion, based upon the first 20 returns.
For the most part, the content was positive.

Goto ➥ http://lmgtfy.com/?q=%22Foss+Foam%22%2B%22Problems%22
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Thanks for the info. I've been doing some researching, and undoubtably svHyLyte had a bad experience with them. I see that some others have too.
However it would appear that they make a large number of rudders, so to give them the benefit of the doubt I'd have to hope that there are many people who have had a good experience with them.
If there's anyone who has had direct experience with them either positive or negative I'd be very interested to hear it.

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Two excellent builders of rudders you might want to get a quote from are... Phil's Foils (Competition Composites Inc.) and IdaSailor Marine (IdaSailor Marine)
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Re: Opinions on Foss Foam in FL ?

Bringing up an old thread. My rudder is oozing brown goo so I need to fix or replace it. Foss Foam in florida has the mold for my rudder and their foam is supposed to be the deal. Does anyone have a rudder from them if so, are you happy with it?
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Foss Foam just built a rudder for me in July. That were awesome. Nothing but good things to say about them. Two weeks from order to ship. Fit great, Al communicated great. I give them a huge thumbs up!
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