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An update on my steering. I returned to the yard and had the boat pulled. The final diagnosis was a bent rudder, which had happened in the yard during the off-season. The rudder shaft (1" solid stainless post) had gotten bent.

After a month in the yard and a $1,200 bill, though, I can now say that the steering is now excellent: light (like my wallet), smooth and responsive.
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If the rudder got bent in the yard, during the off-season, when the boat was presumably on the hard, wouldn't it be the YARD's fault??? If so, why are you paying for it?
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