Sometimes things don’t exactly work out how you expect them. I noticed a slight vibration the other day, and planned on hauling up to check it out on our next blow day. As luck would have it, the vibration was caused by a crack in my rudder that decided to let go in the ocean on Monday. The rudder broke at the bottom of the post and folded to a 90° angle that would hit the prop when I tried to turn right. After jumping overboard to assess the situation, I saw that as long as I didn’t turn too hard to the right, I would have enough steerage to make it back home under my own power. Pulling in to the Fishing Center presented a major challenge, but luckily we made it there without tearing anything else up. I got the boat over to Spencer Yachts, and in less than 24 hours, I was back overboard with a new rudder and my spare wheel installed. There are not very many places in the world where you can have a rudder fabricated and installed in a day. Thank you Peabody, Cliff, and the rest of Spencer Yachts for the great service, I only missed one charter and got back on the water the next day!