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Bud Taplin

The rudder plate was mild steel, not stainless. I believe it was 1/2".
Since the original rudder post was 2-3/8" OD, the fiberglass tube bonded in the hull for the upper end is 2-3/8" ID. Also, the hole in the rudder quadrant is also 2-3/8" ID. If you change to 2" OD, then you will have to bush both of these fittings. Easier to use 2-3/8" OD pipe, and get a 2-3/8" ID cutlass bearing.

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