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Raking the rudder post aft reduces it's effectiveness ,but yours doesn't look all that bad. Check the bearings for binding. I recently had to jack the rudder out of a Finot design with a hydraulic jack.The bearings were that badly bound. Flexing of the skeg will tend to bind the bearing at the hull joint.
Brent Swain, Boat designer, Builder, and author of "Origami Metal Boatbuilding"