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The rudder broke off while sailing on Saturday. Luckily there is a line attached to it to raise it when beaching or trailering so I didn’t lose it, but had to sail back to the club without a rudder! Question: is anyone familiar with this boat or tilt up rudders? The shaft broke out of the rudder, I think, because a previous owner added some weight to the bottom of it to keep it submerged while underway. I want to keep the tilt up feature, but I think the shaft in the rudder is a bit of a flimsy design. I think a one piece stainless steel shaft/bracket might be better. Gary Hoyt and Ted Hood were the original designers. I know Ted Hood passed a few years ago, but if anyone knows if Gary Hoyt is still active, I would love to get his feedback! Thanks in advance for any help/thoughts/ideas.
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