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Re: Frozen rudder shaft Hinterhoeller 28
I expect vinegar (a mild acid) is hoped to dissolve any corrosion that might be seizing the rudder.. I'd be cautious about applying too much leverage to the blade.. Is it truly, rigidly stuck or does it have some wiggle?
Try easing off the stuffing box and see what you find.. Did the WD40 run through? Repeated soakings of a better penetrant like PB blaster is worth a shot before you get too physical.
There may well be an upper AND/OR a lower bushing that could be the culprit...
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Last edited by Faster; 01-17-2013 at 10:46 PM.