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Stiff steering/rudder

1988 C&C 30 MKII

I bought the boat knowing the rudder/steering was stiff. Negotiated this into the price.

It is NOT anything in the steering. Remove the cables from the rudder and the steering is smooth and easy.

I have tried injecting grease into the rudder post via a zerk and it seems to have loosened things up a bit, but not nearly enough.

There does not appear to be any damage to the rudder.

Are there bearings in the post or what? I'm considering dropping the rudder this winter, but don't know if that's the correct way to approach it. Nor do I know what to expect.

Any suggestions?
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