Quote from the 2005 survey
"The vessel has a supported rudder
attached to the aft end of the full keel
with a bottom bearing and intermediate bearing. The rudder
was fibreglass with a bronze cap and bronze rudder post. The rudder turned independently
of the rudder post with some play
at the connection to the rudder post at the top of the rudder and movement of a pin
which connected the metal rudder cap to the rudder post. This should be repaired by a qualified marine
technician. The rudder and bearings were sound."
We are looking at buying
this boat, but have just learned that the owner never dealt with this finding from his
... What do you think? How serious is this (six years later), and what will we be looking at (ballpark) to fix it? Picture below was taken last week.
An added complication... the boat is in Mexico
, so "qualified marine
technicians" may be at a premium...
VERY much appreciate any insights you can share!!!