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 Post subject: Rudder Holes
PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2016 1:49 pm 
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I have old epo rudders and the holes are ovaled. I was thinking about filling the holes with fiberglass chop and resin and then redrilling. Does this sound like a good plan. I am open to suggestions. PS I am a new user. I have been sailing a 16 Hobie for about 3 yrs and I am totally hooked!


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 Post subject: Re: Rudder Holes
PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2016 5:35 pm 
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Yep, it is a good plan. I would recommend using an epoxy resin. When you re-drill, try to get the new holes as close to the original position as possible. Also if you can use a drill press, it will help to ensure the axis of the holes remains square to the surface of the blade.

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 Post subject: Re: Rudder Holes
PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2016 1:34 pm 
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Thank you for the quick reply. I will use a drill press as you suggest.


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