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witmore4
01-10-2013, 09:45 PM
Anyone have any deterioration on the rudder of the boat? I have an 89 with about 1000 hrs. And it looks like the rudder is pitted.

MASTIQUE
01-10-2013, 10:04 PM
Do you keep your boat in the water at a marina? If so it could be from stray current/electrolysis. Also could be burn marks from your prop if you have an irregularity on one of the leading edges. Any pics?


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Table Rocker
01-10-2013, 10:07 PM
Anyone have any deterioration on the rudder of the boat? I have an 89 with about 1000 hrs. And it looks like the rudder is pitted.
I had damage to my rudder from a very slight ding in my prop. Google "rudder cavitation burn" and you can learn about what caused my problem.

witmore4
01-13-2013, 01:02 PM
I will try to get a pic on. . .just started using, thanks guys

Table Rocker
01-13-2013, 05:19 PM
Here is a pic of my damage. The worst spot (near the leading edge) was probably 1/8" deep. Eric @ OJ Props made short work out of it and it looks as good as new. Fixing the barely noticeable bent blade made sure the damage didn't come back.

_fng_
01-13-2013, 05:28 PM
My rudder looks like that but I've got a new prop, do I need to replace/repair the rudder?

Table Rocker
01-13-2013, 06:20 PM
My rudder looks like that but I've got a new prop, do I need to replace/repair the rudder?Eric can probably fix it for a reasonable price. I would certainly give him a call before replacing it. I would definitely get it fixed though.