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lazyade
07-08-2013, 11:31 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.

Adrian

lazyade
07-12-2013, 04:24 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?

bigmac
07-12-2013, 04:47 PM
How does it handle?

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

CantRepeat
07-13-2013, 12:52 PM
It's normal, they all do it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6Kv2-I_FFM