After cutting into the soft part of the rudder and giving it lots of thought we agreed that Ovidio would
take the rudder down to glass, do some patching, then wrap it with more glass. We also had the skeg reinforced. Damn! That was an expensive fix. We had the bottom painted and put on new zincs of course.
Somehow they got the vessel to the slip there at the marina and we arranged for Joe to keep an eye on the boat after Bernie left so we wouldn't have to worry so much about it sinking at the dock. So there she sat, with a new fresh hull, rudder, skeg. New water pump, new thru hull valves, rebuilt alternator and a cabinet full of red wine just waiting for my next trip.