We are in North Carolina, travelling to our home base in Charleston, and had a run-in with hurricane Dorian, which resulted in a broken rudder on our '91 GB classic. Twin engines.
She has been hauled, and although the rudder is almost cracked in two, I think the boatyard can use stainless patching plates that are through bolted to each other, to get us back on the water. The boatyard would have to outsource a new rudder fabrication, which could take weeks, which we just don't have.
Once home, a new rudder could be fabricated, but I assume that the fabricator would need our rudder post to do that, which keeps us out of the water for an extended period. And we live aboard. The hole for the rudder post could be sealed, and the boat relaunched, awaiting the new rudder. But then there would be yet another haul out.
It seems that the best approach would be to located a used rudder. Am I correct in assuming that the starboard and the port rudders and integrated posts are the same? Does anyone have any leads for a used rudder?