I have an Albin Cumulus (28') and had a rudder
problem at the end of last season (thankfully). In short, one of the two gudgeons holding the rudder
to the transom failed (rusted though). The gudgeons are through-bolted through the rudder stock.
I have had two replacement gudgeon fabricated (both top and bottom), and am wondering what the best way to mount them is. I was thinking of (1) drilling out the old holes, (2) filling them with West System 610, (3) re-drilling them to the screw size, (4) coating the screws in some more 610, and (5) tightening the nuts.
I have a few questions however. First, does this sound like a good plan? Also, should I coat the inside of each metal gudgeon in some 610 before adhering the part in place? If so, will I ever be able to get it off again?
Lastly, I'm wondering what the best way to make sure that the gudgeons are properly aligned (angel + position) since they need to match up exactly with the bracket attached to the transom.
Appreciate any input, and attached are a few pictures, thanks!