We took our H16 to the beach and upon return, discovered the damage below. Our rudders don't lock in the up position very well and we think that while we were backing the boat up to the shore, one of the rudders was down and hit the ground when a wave shoved the boat backwards.
The first issue is the cracking on top where the rudder pin goes in.https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B1d-bMOJ90uBaXFrZDlzM1NnVEE
The second problem is the lower gudgeon is bent and slightly pulled out.https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B1d-bMOJ90uBMWtJeUF2bnBWdDg
I'm at a loss as to what to do about the cracking, or even how badly it needs to be fixed. My idea for the gudgeon was to remove it, hammer it flat again, fill the holes with bondo or foam, and put it back where it was. Any advice or suggestions are greatly appreciated!