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Rio 100 recovering from damaged rudder, fighting to the finish

  • Thu, 13 Jul 2017 16:29

At 0015 Sunday July 9th we struck an unseen submerged object at a speed of 18-20 knots. We believe that it first struck the keel, then ran along the portside, until it struck the port rudder. The ensuing impact completely snapped the rudder just below the upper bearing. The rest of the stock and rudder were now free to swing about, destroying lower bearing and threatening to tear a hole in boat…

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