To do or not to do, that is the question....
I have a skeg mounted rudder
on SD, which happens to have been put together in such a way that it is not ever going to be removable. The bottom socket for the rudder
shaft is welded to the skeg and the rudder quadrant is welded to the shaft.
I am currently doing a refit
which will have a new engine
, new bearers, shaft log and prop strut installed. New through hulls, new cockpit
drains and a bunch of hatch
relocations. Possibly an extension to the deckhoust so I can have a small aft cabin
So, should I bite the bullet and grind off the quadrant, remove the rudder, and rebuild
the skeg so I can unship the rudder if required and put the whole mess back together?
What say you all?