Thread: Rudder Seal
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Old 05-19-2013, 05:34 AM
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Reporting back: mixed success. Pulled the seal which was dry and corroded, looks like it had never been greased. The grease zerk was totally corroded and appears to be cross threaded in the rudder port. Managed to clean it up and get it to function sufficiently to grease the seal but will need to replace it. I'm hoping its a standard size. If the threads are stripped on the port I guess I'm going to have to pull it off to retread it since there isn't enough space in that evil cave of unhappiness behind the engine. Water tested and no leaks from the rudder but still an inch or two of water in the boat. Shaft seal next I suspect.
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