New member looking for some advice on a project Sailfish

signal charlie

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You can probe the screw holes for the rudder assembly with a paper clip and see if there is solid wood there, maybe you can get by with filling the holes with thickened epoxy and toothpicks/shims or gorilla glue. Then drill a pilot hole for new screws.

If the wood is gone then inspection port is easiest way to get in there. Capn Jack found this in one of our boats...

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You can probe the screw holes for the rudder assembly with a paper clip and see if there is solid wood there, maybe you can get by with filling the holes with thickened epoxy and toothpicks/shims or gorilla glue. Then drill a pilot hole for new screws.

If the wood is gone then inspection port is easiest way to get in there. Capn Jack found this in one of our boats...

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The plan for now it to try putting some filler material in the holes and possibly go to a bigger screw. If that doesn't work I've got some 3M 5200.. I figure there is really no reason it would ever need to come off again..

In other news. I will be switching to a smaller diameter line for at least the halyard, as the cleat on the boat nd the cleat I put on the mast ar too small for the 5/16" Sta-Set line I have on it now..
 
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