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Old 12-11-2011, 20:25   #1
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Location: ORYGUN
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Rudder Skeg Mounting Repair

Have some concerns about the rudder skeg attachment shown in the pictures. There is no doubt that the marine ply underneath the plate and the bolts/nuts need to be replaced. So here are my questions that I am hoping to get some advice from those wiser and more experienced than I prior to getting into pickle:

1) will I need to drop the skeg/rudder in order to "beef up" this attachment? Hoping to be able to do it all from inside the hull.

2) any suggestions on how to make the system better (ie glass it in, etc) or just repair/replace with current method.

3) I fear that the skeg may have a plywood core that may be rotted out. Are my concerns warranted or are these generally full glass (1973 boat).
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