New Owner, 1980, Mark V, Irwin, CC with ?'s
I recently purchased the above mentioned boat and am searching for information regarding how to replace the bushing on the rudder shaft. There seems to be excessive play in the rudder and what appears to be a small block near the bushing that may be worn out. Has anyone out there had experience with this project? Where can I obtain this bushing and the other pieces surrounding it? Will I need to remove the rudder to replace this bushing(it seems to be a split bushing)? What is this bushing made from?
Also, I need to replace the cutlass bearing; does the rudder need to be off for this job or does one just remove the prop, loosen the coupling, and back the shaft out?
Any help will be appreciated