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lazyade 07-08-2013 11:31 AM

Rudder wobble (2005 XStar)
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.


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.

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