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Re: Frozen rudder shaft Hinterhoeller 28

Originally Posted by rbyham View Post
I still face removing old stuffing box just above rudder tube. Will likely angle grinder it off. Then I can see Shaft condition and go from there. Not sure if I have lower bearing. Time will tell.
Should go without saying, but...

Be very, very careful as you get close to completing your cut through the broken part -- you really want to avoid nicking your rudder post with the angle grinder (or whatever tool you choose to employ.)

Good luck and let us know how it goes.

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