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Re: Frozen rudder shaft Hinterhoeller 28
You could be right - it appears to me that the bottom of it (near the collar) sits "in" more than at the top end - the way woodruffs "rock" sometimes. Either way, it sure looks like a key that has to come out.
You're probably right about the roll pin - that needs a drift of the right size to tap it out. I've never seen a roll pin used on a rudder shaft before.
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