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Gelcoat cracks around strut and rudder


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It's not on mine, but that looks like a hole (maybe a drilled on for something since its looks perfectly round for the most part). Not sure what they would have tried to mount right there.

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In my experiance, That is a sign the boat hit something hard enough to bend the rudder, patch it with Marinetex and keep going. If this is on a boat you are shopping, look deeper and ask questions to determine if hull is otherwise sound and the rudder is straight, driveshaft straight, strut bent, and alignment correct?

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It is on a boat I was looking at buying, but I think I'm going to take your first advice and keep going and let the current owner worry about the Marinetex...

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