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Re: Any tips for removing corroded bolts at rudder?

Hard to tell from pics but... How about a thin reciprocating saw blade between the "yoke" and the stub? Cut through the bolts and then drive them out when you withdraw the stub. It might sacrifice the surfaces between the two pieces a little but that can be fixed after they are apart. I have a small battery powered recip saw that has helped me through some difficult "blind" problems.

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Re: Any tips for removing corroded bolts at rudder?

It lookis like the nuts are off, but the bolts are still stuck in their sleeves?

PBlaster and a big wrench, or a nut splitter if needed, to remove the nuts. Then use a c-clamp to press the bolts out of the sleeves if need be. Once they start to move you should be able to tap them out.

A small maul, deadhammer, or similar can be a great tool in a restricted place like that.
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