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WEEPING RUDDER SKEG
« on: May 23, 2011, 08:08:59 AM »
Anybody notice water weeeping from their rudder skeg? If so, any ideas on what to do about it?

Thanks,

Chet

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Re: WEEPING RUDDER SKEG
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2011, 06:14:46 PM »
Hi Chet;

    I noticed water dripping from the skeg when the boat was hauled last fall. There was a crack in the leading edge seam in the skeg. I let the boat dry all winter then glassed the crack and repainted this spring. Next will be to inspect again in October when the boat is hauled again.

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Re: WEEPING RUDDER SKEG
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2011, 07:15:33 PM »
Thanks Chuck. You know, We had our boat stored inside all winter and I probably should have done something similar prior to launch. I'll see what it looks like when we haul out.

I once had a Catalina 30 with a water logged rudder and I drilled a bunch of holes in it, put a box over it with a heat lamp inside for weeks and then filled and faired.

chet