I am looking to buy a Wauquiez 49 in Croatia
and have been to have a look at her. She has been on the hard
for nearly two years and one of the things that concern me is the rudder
being very stiff to turn. There are also signs of water
in the rudder
blade, two leakage spots on one side. Wheel
, wires and quadrant look OK but I couldn't see the rudderstock bushes.
Does anyone know if this is a common problem and does anyone have a picture or drawing of the lower rudder support arrangement (on the tiny "skeg"). It looks like the rudderstock is stainless steel
, what about the bushes? Bronze
I'd love to hear of any other useful info (good or bad) from a Wauquiez 49 owner.