A single spot of antifoul missing forward of rudder – contact with an unknown object?
The lower bearing had fallen out
The rudder went in here
Not a piece of sculpture
One man and his rudder
The skeg and internal structures were pronounced okay which was a relief, though the stern tube needs some cosmetic repairs. Mid afternoon Temptress was dropped back in the water without a hitch. Afterwards she was manhandled around so we are now stern to the pontoon meaning the cockpit is protected from the northerly breezes and has sunshine rather than shade most of the day. Result! Next step is to collate all the quotes for work to be done; rudder building, gelcoat repairs, sail and sprayhood repairs etc. and submit to the insurance company.