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Re: bedding rudder gudgeons
My '74 C22 had no backing plate, just washers. I upgraded them to gigantic washers, 316 stainless fasteners, and nylock nuts.
I bedded the gudgeons with 4200, but I can't say I recommend it as they still leaked afterwards! Perhaps there is just too much movement and a heavy duty backing plate is needed.
One problem is that it's hard to get a rigid attachment because the bolts go through the hull and the liner, but there is nothing between the two- just open space. So the liner which is thin and flexible is supporting the tension on the bolts.
You should be able to access the gudgeon nuts through the port side cockpit locker.
Last edited by casioqv; 11-15-2013 at 02:12 PM.