Have had a strange problem crop up with my rudders since they were worked on last haulout. Rudder
is on delrin bearings which were sanded back a little to help with a stiff steering
2nd sail and the rudders jammed then came loose with some force. appears after diving
on them that they maybe dropped down around 3cm on that sail. Boat
yards answer - put in a couple of delrin washers between the quadrant and the top bearing to hold the rudder
back at its usual height. hmmmm
Took the boat
out today and something I can only describe as a gybing rudder
led to some close calls! ie turn the rudder 10 degrees and once the turns gone far enough for water
pressure to back the rudder it would slam over in the direction of the turn to the rudder stop with tremendous force.
Im thinking the bearing(s) have dropped down and basicsally arent being engaged? Boat yard says some cables
must be loose but thats crap. Im thinking its gonna need a haul out
to see just what has happened down there
Has anyone seen anything like this before to help me push the yard to haul back out?