View Full Version : Rudder wobble (2005 XStar)

07-08-2013, 10:31 AM
I've noticed that there is a small amount of play in my rudder (if I grab the rudder from under the boat and push it left to right), the play is probably about 1mm. I fitted a new lip seal at the top part of the rudder at the beginning of the season. It's not letting water by.

Is the play normal? If not how do I fit it! I have take the rudder out to have a look and there seems to be a tube about 4" long in the rudder housing - does this wear and need replacing (if so how do you get it out)?

Thanks in advance.


07-12-2013, 03:24 PM
No suggestions? Anyone think it wouldn't be ok to carry on using the boat with the wobble for the rest of the season?

07-12-2013, 03:47 PM
How does it handle?

I would just squirt some grease in the housing and enjoy the rest of the summer.

07-13-2013, 11:52 AM
It's normal, they all do it.