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    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.

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    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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    • #3
      Originally posted by witmore4 View Post
      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.
      '96 ProStar 205 SD LT-1

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      • #4
        I will try to get a pic on. . .just started using, thanks guys

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        • #5
          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.
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          '96 ProStar 205 SD LT-1

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          • #6
            My rudder looks like that but I've got a new prop, do I need to replace/repair the rudder?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by _fng_ View Post
              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.
              '96 ProStar 205 SD LT-1

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