I'm glad that you posted the first photo. I am in the process of dropping my rudder, and as part of that, I thought I'd enlarge the access ports. As they are, they are virtually useless. Measuring to see how big I could go with the new access ports, I noticed that the rudder post is not centered in the opening under the helmsman's seat. I wondered what was going on, but I see that yours isn't centered either. Must be a problem in the deck mold. It's not far off, but seems that somebody screwed up.I am finding my way around my recently acquired PSC34 and unfortunately the PO wasn't able to show me the systems on board. So far so good, but I am trying to find out how the emergency tiller works.
Is there a special tool required to open the hatch to the rudder post? I have attached a pic of the cover, I presume that this is where an emergency tiller would go?
I also found a hefty angled metal tube with a slotted end which I presume would function as the emergency tiller once I get the hatch open?
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