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Fintra
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Seized rudder stock

Postby Fintra » Fri September 8th, 2017, 4:24 pm

I am currently struggling to release a seized rudder stock in my Eventide 24. Much heat and brute force have failed to shift it. The links below show the arrangement. The installation dates from the late 60's, and I'm not clear on how the bearing and mounts are arranged. Before I take the next step, of cutting the bottom bracket away and trying to drop the whole assembly out, I thought I would canvas for any experience or advice there might be out there.

If by some miracle I can drop the lot out, I assume I can replace the shells in the top bearing. Is there another bearing at the point where the stock exits the hull?

Any advice or guidance would be appreciated.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4OUtwG2IaLkV0ZxZk1EVUFiOWc/view?usp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4OUtwG2IaLkZkVvWm1XNWJIQTA/view?usp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4OUtwG2IaLkaTRGZHp3VFRCYkk/view?usp=sharing

Fintra
Posts: 3
Joined: Tue August 23rd, 2011, 8:08 pm

Re: Seized rudder stock

Postby Fintra » Wed September 13th, 2017, 8:41 pm

Rudder removed by cutting the bottom bracket away and much manipulation. Turns out.... no bearings at all. Just a galvanised stock rusted up in a galvanised tube.


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