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i am in the middle of replacing a bent rudder. the packing gland also came loose from the hull. can you share anything with me about your rudder repair? i a. sea of cortez, mexicom particularly interested in how to rebond the packing gland to the hull. thanks for any information thanks garth jones
LeslieTroyer
LeslieTroyer
Clean up the “studding box” while inside where it sits and box with acetone. Then sparingly only where the box meets the top of the post put a small bead of either 5200 or really thickened epoxy.


Again don’t put on too much adhesive
LeslieTroyer
LeslieTroyer
If worried that you might get rudder bonded to post. remove the 3 bolts and any flax from the box. roll some wax paper around the shaft and slide it down so it spans the repair and prevents the shaft from sticking to your “glue”.
I have fully purchased the boat. This weekend cleaning her up she is currently on a cradle, was going to polish her but the electricity has been turned off since water is over the dock. Next Saturday I am going out on Aylamar with the previous owner and get to know her a little more if weather permits if it storms still putting her in the water for sure.