We had a boat here at Balboa
YC. Hauled out. When he went back in the water
, the rudder
was STUCK. Making a long story short, there had been growth up into the upper rudder bearing; bronze bearing, SS rudder stock. Apparently while it was wet, everything worked. Once it dried out he was in trouble. Had to drive the rudder out of the bearing with big hammers. Cleaned it all out, put a grease fitting in so that he could keep the area lubricated and put it back in the water
. Three days of work, but the only parts
were 3 new bolts for the lower shoe and a couple of grease fittings. Good luck.