Just getting to know my new boat , Southern Cross 31, and the adjustments made by the prior owner ie where's the eyebrow?
My question today is the rudder
and zincs. The rudder
has 2 hinges. Each hinge had 2 parts
. The boat has 4 zincs on the top hinge, two port side and 2 starboard and 3 zincs on the bottom hinge. One section of bottom hinge has no zincs. I tried looking on line of photos of SC on the hard
and could not really see any zincs. The hinges look to be stainless but I do not know what metal the pin is made from. The zincs were worn. Also the hinges have some covering but it looks like somebody coated them in epoxy
which now is cracking and peeling. Any advice is appreciated on the number of zincs needed and the coating or no coating.