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How thick are the bearings... .what is the difference in the diameter of the shaft compared to the hole? Also, do you know if the center portion of the tube is supported well enough and of sturdy enough construction to take forces from a bearing located there? In many boats, the most significant reinforcement of the rudder stock sleeve is at the top and bottom, so the bearings are usually located there.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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