We replaced our rudder
bearings in 2008. Since then we have done approx 6,000 nautical miles. Also we recently lost
our prop and in coming off it slammed into the rudder
and took a chip out of the leading edge. (fortunately we got it back again - another thread).
Now we are noticing some vibration or rudder flutter on a beam reach. There is slight movement in the rudder when we grab it underneath.
We are in Palau
, Sardinia and it was our plan to sail to Tunisia
and haul out
south of Monastir.
However, due to the rudder movement, we are considering hauling out here to inspect the rudder but have avoided boatyards
because of Draconian rules where we cannot work on our own boat. Does anyone know of a boat yard in the vicinity here where we can haul out
and work on our own boat as antifoul is due.
Does anyone know of a good engineer
in Olbia or Palau
who can speak English