I own a Beneteau
331. Its been a freshwater boat
all its life.
I am experiencing a creaking noise
that is coming from inside the pedestal
or just below it. It sounds like a cable type noise
Strangely, it only happens on starboard tack. It happened last season, I've replaced the lower rudder
bearing this year, re-tensioned the cables
and its still happening.
Any thoughts? Is this as simple as greasing the cables
at the sheaves. The sheaves are dry and show no signs of ever having been greased. Could it be one of the sheaves itself? I haven't looked closely, but I don't think they have bearings, they appear to be brass/bronze on ss axles.