I bought my Skimmer 25 a year ago and have been working on her until I launched her three weeks ago. When I bought her she had some cracks in the rudder
just below the tiller, both fore and aft. I took it off, Dremeled, out the cracks down about 1/4" , filled with epoxy
, fared, and painted. In retrospect, I probably should have realized the cracks didn't just happen, and there was a structural issue causing it in the 1st place, because my remedy didn't even make it through 3 hrs sailing in 8-12 wind
Take a look at these pictures and please offer thoughts. There are only 25 of these boats, the builder
is deceased, I've not been able to find any other owners or a forum, so specific approaches others with this problem are not happening. My thoughts now are one of these two below, or both after doing again what I did the first time.
1. Have new stainless plates made, but have them lengthened 6 or so inches.
2. Have the new ones made at double the current
3. Do both
I look forward to the thoughts and suggestions I usually get from you folks!