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Rudder Stuffing and rolling epoxy
Since the boat is out of the water and I am doing all sorts of stuff I figured I would replace the flax in the rudder post exit. The female portion is FRP and the male portion is brass, very green, and really stuck. I removed the two nuts for tightening but cannot get the male portion of the assembly out to get to the flax.
Before I start pounding or prying, which I am reluctant to do since 1/2 of the assembly is frp, any thoughts / experience with this. There must be a simple trick I do not know.
Also, anyone know how to prevent those annoying little bubbles when rolling on epoxy? I am useing west foam rollers. Thanks.