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US Yachts 25 Rudder Removal - Help!

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Hello Sailors
I need help removing my rudder from my US Yachts 25. It's cracked and I need to do some fibreglass work. I don't have a dry close to where my boat is and need to take the rudder out in the water. I've removed all bolts, but seem to be getting caught on a sleeve inside. Any suggestions? Thanks
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Also.. it's difficult to predetermine whether the rudder/stock combo will want to sink or float.

In some way's it's easier if it sinks, it's easier to support and realign for the installation, and it's easier to get it down out of the tube as well. If it's somewhat bouyant, doing it in the water will be more difficult than it might be in any case.... but if it sinks, don't let go of it!!
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