Once the rudder fitting was removed then the work in clearing up the rudder could begin
Getting the loose antifouling off was not to hard, but getting rid of the base layer was a bit more difficult to remove
Once it was removed it was the turn of the middle rudder fitting to get a clear up
Also there and then turn it over and do the same again on the other side before giving it a coat of underwater primer to seal the surface.
The rudder blade as now been sanded and primed and is just waiting for the repaired rudder fitting to returned when it is finished and the rudder can be refitted to the yacht. At the same time as the bottom rudder fitting was being repaired the other fittings were inspected and renewed as necessary.