Re: Stiff Rudder
Posted by Bill on 4/3/2005, 8:55 am, in reply to "Stiff Rudder"
I'de try opening up the packing nut and removing the packing to see if this is the problem. If it doesn't help put some lubricant in the tube and try moving it again to loosen. I would then replace the packing with some teflon packing, this stuff is the greatest for sealing as well as easing the turning. You might also try loosening the cap that is bolted to the seat. This might bind the steering if it has distorted somewhat. |
: I'm trying to free up my rudder. It seems very
: stiff. She's hauled out and all connections
: to steering have been disconnected. Just the
: rudder is hard to move from below and I'm
: concerned with the effort the Voyager wind
: vane and Raytheon Autohelm will experience
: when fighting this stiff rudder. I have
: successfully removed the lower mounting
: bracket. The stiffness must be coming from
: the hull fitting. Any suggestions? Thanks,
: Andy / Avocet
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