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Re: Rudder stock maintenance

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Steve, you are right that the top of the rudder post has the same type of fitting that the prop shaft has, its doing the same job, ie keeping water out while letting the shaft move. The adjustment is to achieve the correct pressure on the packing to maintain a water seal while not restricting movement. The lower bearing, in the water I believe to be platic, not sure what the top bearing is made of, but tightening the gland will not have effect on the bearings. What amount movement have you? I can speak to Nauticat to find the normal tolerance if you like. Alan Warrell, Technical Secretary