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Re: stiff steering
Thanks, Bill. It is, indeed, the rudder gudgeon I'm talking about, not the "shaft log" (packing gland), and greasing it with waterproof grease every haul out really did help keep the rudder free moving. Also, both times I needed to pull the gudgeon during my ownership, I found the gob of waterproof silicon grease I had put there previously was still in place, doing its job, thanks to Bill Crealock's ingenious design.
Last edited by DaveMancini; 10-02-2019 at 10:54 PM.