Originally Posted by vabuilders
Well, I did use the come-along method to straighten rudder out and seems to be back to good running condition. Hopefully the shaft is strong enough to finish sailing season. Has anyone had experience on replacing a Columbia's rudder shaft?
I would make a new one myself. I would make a mold
of it. Cut it open to see what is going on inside with the shaft and what not. Get a shaft made if you can't make that yourself. Then do the glass work
If you do lose the rudder entirely that would complicate things considerably. You wouldn't be able to make a mold
and the easiest route
would be pay someone big dollars to make one by plans.
You got all winter to build it.