When I took delivery of my new Legacy two years ago I was surprised to find that the rudder was cut from a flat sheet of aluminium with sharp square edges. I would have expected the edges to be at least rounded off.
I have had no issues with how the rudder operates, it's just that those sharp edges don't seem right.
I have read quite a bit on here about fully foiled rudders, I have also checked prices and availability, and am not prepared to pay that much when the current rudder actually works reasonably well.
So, this winter I grabbed the rudder, clamped it to the workbench and took to it with a hand plane and file and rounded over the leading edge and tapered the last three inches of the trailing edge. Possibly won't work any better but at least it looks as if it should.
Has anyone done something similar? If so, what were the results?
Now, the centreboard! I assume it is just a flat sheet with squared off edges also. What have people done with that? Softened the edges? Foiled it? Let it be? How did you do it and was it worth it?
Any comments appreciated.