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Rudder port leaking, bolts toast - what to do?
My rudder port is leaking a fair amount when underway, I have found water seeping through the bearing, and it also looks like water was seeping through the bolts that are completely rusted in the picture. I hauled out today and was planning on repacking the bearing and replacing the bolts. But the bolts appear to be built into the fiberglass?? I was expecting to see them come through the bottom of the hull near the rudder, but all I see on the hull bottom is the hole for the rudder post. How do I replace the bolts?? Is there more I should be doing (like replacing the whole rudder port??)
1980 S2 9.2A (30') in Anacortes, WA
Aux power 13hp Volvo MD7A