Originally Posted by Tempest
Am I misunderstanding the problem? If the Rudder moves freely with the cables disconnected, why are you focusing on the rudder? What type of system? Radial, Quadrant? shouldn't you be looking to see if the steering system requires attention?
Sorry, I should have been more clear.
I removed the steering cables from the rudder and the helm moved freely. The rudder however, was still hard to push by hand while disconnected from the steering mechanism.