OK here are some relevant pics;
Delrin bushing on top of the rudder;
Note that I made another Delrin bushing that will ride on top of this one. I made it as noted in a previous post. There seems to be a little too much space between the top of the rudder, and the bottom of the rudder tube. That is the reason why there is bottom paint on the pictured bushing.
note that there is another delrin bushing under the quadrant. The rudder tube (the rudder post runs through this tube) is filled with grease, and there is a Xerxes grease fitting on the aft of the tube.
Here is another view of the quadrant;
Here you can see some grease that has escaped from the top of the tube, the last time that I filled it. The cockpit drain hoses are blocking the view of the Xerxes fitting.
Also, please excuse the mildew on the cockpit drain and manual bilge pump hoses. It was there before I bough the boat, and I am slowly tackling these issues...
Idler arms under the steering pedestal;
In this shot you are looking from under the starboard propane locker across the top of the fuel tank, and into the lazerette (where my shop vac hangs out - that black ribbed hose). You can also see the back of the Echo Charger that is mounted to that piece of marine plywood.
Everything steering related is either through bolted, or machine screwed into tapped holes in that aluminum plate, which was installed by the PO when he removed and replaced the plywood that O'day installed.
I hope this helps you D!