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If the rod has corroded, it will have expanded in size, since Iron Oxide, or rust, take up more volume than steel or iron does. If that is the case, you're going to have to remove the rod and replace it before the dagger board will work properly. The rod sounds like it acts as a guide for the dagger board.
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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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