Wednesday, May 7, 2014

The Rudder Post Something or Other

Ha, I'm not even sure this area actually is considered the rudder post, if it's not it's pretty close to it. As you can see, this section of the bottom had some issues with adherence between the paint and hull. It wasn't easily chipped off but once you got a scraper under it big, thick chunks could be pried off. There is no rust or water draining from the cracks, which I've read can be very bad and thankfully the rudder itself it totally fine and just needs to be repainted next spring. 
After doing some favorite!
Edges sanded down
 To fill this area we used Interlux Watertite 2 part epoxy.

Watertite® Epoxy Filler

All filled in
 Now all we need to do is sand it down and paint it...we think. Either way it just really needs to hold up for a couple months since next spring we'll be doing a complete bottom job on her for cruising.

Also, I apologize for sounding so clueless on this matter, but I am :)


  1. You don't sound clueless and I love that you don't try to sound like a know it all. None of us know everything, and we're all learning from each other. Thank you!

  2. Nice work! A little sanding and bottom paint and she will look good as new!