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Old 05-18-2008
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As the owner of another J/28 (#69), I will be following this thread with interest; hopefully, we can hear from other J owners with similar experiences. My pre-purchase survey in Nov 2007 did not identify any problems with this assembly. However, I have experienced what I believe is some vertical movement or play in the fiberglass rudderstock when sailing downwind in following seas. I can hear and feel a "bump" when a wave lifts the stern. I wonder if this is caused by the bearings?
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