I dropped my rudder when I changed out my cutlass bearing, but I had the prop shaft checked and straightened, and had the prop cleaned at the same time. I also had a small void in the rudder that had to be ground out and filled, so it was easier to drop the rudder.
All you have to do is unbolt the steering quadrant from the rudder stock, and unbolt the rudder heel. It was easy.
Dictated, but not read.