thanks for the info max. Definately keeping it greased and also keeping the gear puller on board in case of steering
failure and I need to remove the wheel to make room for the tiller. My boat presently is not named but will be by next season. I've owned it about 7 years, it has been named 'loan shark' and also 'sorrare' in the past and was out of seal beach. It is hull
# 17. I have been doing local ocean cruising in nor cal
the last few seasons and hope to do mexico
next fall, haven't ruled out this fall. I see you have the same boat! what side of costa rica
are you on? How does it handle in the waters there?