Hollow Rudder-photo of cut away rudder at Amel in LaRochelle

Eric Freedman

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io On Behalf Of Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2022 1:22 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Hollow Rudder


Hi Peggy. No that is not the drain hole. The hole is in the bottom surface underneath. It is about 1/3 from the front. The hole can get clogged with shell fish and mud and not be obvious to the eye. There should be the two zincs on opposite sides of the rudder.


SM 299

Ocwan Pearl

On 01/12/2022 02:34 NZDT Peggy Rotan via groups.io <pjrotan@...> wrote:



Hello all,

Is this where the drain hole is supposed to be. I have two zinc on the opposite side of the rudder. I am wonder if the drain hole got filled in by the previous owner.





Bearfoot SM #36

On Nov 29, 2022, at 7:19 PM, JOHN HAYES <johnhayes862@...> wrote:


On 29/11/2022, at 7:54 PM, Peggy Rotan via groups.io <pjrotan@...> wrote:

This is Peggy with the Amel SM #36


My boat is out of the water getting some bottom work done. I have observed that the rudder is hollow and there are openings at the metal hinges that allows sea water into the void. This seems strange to me. Is this normal, or something that needs to be fixed? Please see the attached picture.