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Old 11-04-2011, 09:25   #1
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Need advice! Rudder Post / Rudder Pin Questions

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 2005 survey... 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!!!
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