Originally Posted by RaymondR
It's not a structural problem, it's only fairing to give the rudder shape and can be easily repaired with epoxy
and glass fibre.
I share that opinion.
Further more, my sloop
very substantial fiberglass rudder showed serious water
intrusion and delamination
. I had it remade around the original Stainless steel
shaft. It is a nice welded all 316L stainless steel that may double as a reserve fuel
storage(never used it for that function ... yet. 2 round anodes are bolted, but, seems to be unchanged since installed. No corrosion galvanic or otherwise since the last 10 years. My only problem was a surveyor
that wrote that he found some humidity into the laminate...
By the way, The rudder is completly coverd with Interprotect(6 coats) .