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Old 06-01-2016, 11:22 AM   #1
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rudder damage

Wondering if anyone can give me direction on obtaining a new/replacement rudder for a 1983 Defever 41' trawler. Unfortunately ran aground on a sand bar and somehow managed to actually tear the rudder off. I was actually able to many hours later recover the rudder and found that it was fiberglass and after speaking to people found this might be a difficult replacement. If anyone has had a similar bad experience like this let me know your thoughts.

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Old 06-01-2016, 11:33 AM   #2
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Probably be best to source a comparable rudder locally- basically match the shaft diameter and rudder size to what is available.

Peter- Marine Insurance Guru & tuna fishing addict!

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Old 06-01-2016, 11:57 AM   #3
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These guys manufacture new and produce replacement rudders:

Foss Foam Products Williston, FL

Not inexpensive...
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