I've got a new-to-me Shannon 38 and (among other things) I am trying to do what's best for my rudder
shaft. The previous owner said he'd been meaning to grease it but he never has. He said to look for a grease fitting but I've looked and I don't think there is one. The action on the rudder
is good, the cables
look good and the surveyor
found the rudder and related hardware
to be sound.
the rudder on my last boat
to a corroded shaft and I'm very eager to avoid ever repeating that. But it also seems that if the shaft is not meant to be greased then it could do more harm than good.
Anyone know if/how I should grease the shaft or fittings, or the hinge point at the bottom? What kind of periodic maintenance
do you do? I will try to contact the manufacturer eventually but I wanted to check here first. Thanks for any input.