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Old 02-08-2010
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Pearson 31-2 Rudder's Loose

My Pearson 31-2 rudder was jammed against the underside of the boat when I grounded it with following seas. The rudder top rear is cracked/split from hitting the underside of the boat. When I pulled it, there were spots across the reach of the rudder on the hull where it had hit and scratched the bottom.

The rudder appears loose, tube may be loose at top and saltwater is leaching where the rudder stock enters the boat.

Any advice on things to consider in repairing the boat would be appreciated. Are delrin bushings the product of choice?
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