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Subject: Re: T500 Rudder


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Graham H
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Date Posted: 6/05/06 20:19:18
In reply to: Richard Swire 's message, "T500 Rudder" on 4/05/06 17:26:56

Presumably you have removed the collar from the top of the shaft. I recently had difficulty in doing just this, until I discovered that the shaft was distorted to an oval shape, because of the amount I had tightened the main bolt holding the tiller.

When I eventually got the rudder out, I squeezed the top of shaft in a vice to get rid of the distortion & all is now OK. The rudder has always virtually fallen out once the collar was off.

You may laugh but I take my rudder out every year when I lay up ashore, then stand it upside down & let the water drain out!! Sounds bizarre but I'm not sure about the condition of the stainless steel welds inside, so it make sense to give it a fighting chance!

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