Repairing Rudder tip's
Message #547 by:  Jase
Posted on:  Friday 27th of June 2003 at 10:42 am

I need to repair the edges & tips on our rudders (basically worn down a little), could anyone suggest the correct filler & grade of paper to do the job correctly??


Rudder repairs
Message #548 by:  Ben
Posted on:  Sunday 29th of June 2003 at 10:16 am
Idealy youd use proper gelkcoat which you paint on but the plastic padding gelcoat filler does just as good a job in less time.(make sure you use the white hardner to prevent yellow repairs)once it has properly gone hard then work off the sharp edges with a file (be careful tho) of 250 grit.Then as the repair baecomes more and more flush work up the grades, ideally finishing with 12000 by lightly sanding the whole blade to get it even. Then to get a good repair polish with teflon boat polish to get a shine and smoothness.
Good luck

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