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replacement rudder for 1988 Mk2

Apr 5, 2009
Catalina '88 C30 tr/bs Oak Harbor, WA
Probably going to replace rudder this year. Any and all suggestions appreciated

We need to pull the boat to bottom paint this year (last year that it is legal to apply copper based bottom paint in Washington State) and we have seen rusty water drain out of the rudder since our haul out in 2005 so it is probably time to replace.
Apr 5, 2009
Catalina '88 C30 tr/bs Oak Harbor, WA
I have a friend who installed one on his C30 last year and he tells me that it almost completely eliminated the Port Pull when motoring which he figures is due to the balanced design.


Jul 29, 2018
O'Day 35 Buzzards Bay
Foss Foam made most of the rudders for Catalina and has molds - I put one on my C-30 (and one on my current boat as well), great people to work with and it fit perfectly. The new ones are much better made than the ones from the 80's. If you have has rusty water coming out of your rudder for the last 10+ years, it's overdue - they used mild-steel for the internal flag.