Rudder Erosion - Common causes?

Discussion in 'Inboards' started by yachtdesigner, May 26, 2007.

  1. yachtdesigner
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    yachtdesigner Junior Member

    Assuming that electrolysis is ruled out, what would be the most common causes of leading edge rudder erosion in a typical inboard engine installation. In this case, both port/stbd rudders are offset a few inches outboard from shaft centerline and have significant clearance aft of propeller. Any comments / suggestions would be most appreciated.
  2. Bergalia
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    Bergalia Senior Member

    Rudder erosion

    Turbulence. Simple as that.:)
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