Originally Posted by Lake Superior Sailor
Jim's Cal, How much slop in yours? and has it been repaired? I have a Cal 28 1967 and it has a 1/8 inch slop.I have had it apart to check the tube and shaft and found no real wear....Why fix what isn't broke?....Dale
There is virtually no slop in my current Cal 33, but I did that trick on my previous boat (Cal 9.2). Worked well.
Ideally you will have almost no slop and there is no addition friction preventing the rudder from turning.