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  1. This past weekend, with the new screacher up in about 10-15 knots, we managed to stuff the ama of my f28r. It was dark so we couldn't see it but definitely felt it. It popped up on its own before we had time to ease the sheets, really no big deal even tho gps had us pegged at 18 knots sog right before stuffing. Did not round up or down, the whole boat just seemed to slow down symmetrically. Its still a new boat to me and i've sailed it less than a dozen times so far. With the kite up we have put the ama under but never really stuffed it to the point of slowing down the boat. At least not
  2. As an update, I did repair the rudder and it works perfectly now. Some observations for others who will have this issue: 1. The top part of the rudder is balsa cored, and none of the hardware is mounted in a way that isolates the wood from water. So there is likely rotted core in many f28r rudders and a good portion of the hardware goes through it including the pivot bolt. So I ended up over drilling the holes and filling with thickened epoxy (cleaning out any rotted wood as well of course and replacing with filler) 2. I was able to get the old small aluminum pole out with a hacksaw
  3. Interesting, so how is the line attached to the tube on yours?
  4. My new to me F28R had trouble with getting the rudder up and down the few sails I got in before winter. P/o may have overtorqued things and bent the eye post back too much on the rudder. See attached pic. Does anyone know how far this eye bolt goes into the rudder? How do I fix this? Do i just have to grind it open and dig it out? Measure twice cut first and all... What should I replace it with? I was thinking to beef it up with a thicker and steel (instead of alum) tube around a replacement eye bolt. Any thoughts on this, or improving the original design while im at it?
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