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Re: Rudder Post
If the boat is at rest, water cannot travel above the rudder post and into the boat, that is, unless you have your spare 100lb anvils stored aft. The only time the rudder post packing keeps water out of the boat is when you are under power and the aft squats. The post, itself, is hollow at the top. Rainwater could get past the emergency rudder cover and fill the post. Look at the rudder packing, the thingy magig made of hose and clamped with hose clamps. Is there signs of water intuition there? If not the problem is the access cover. If there is, you will need to drop the rudder to repair unless you have some adjustment left in the top of the packing.
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