Replacing Rudder Packing Gland Flax

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2 years 7 months ago #2656 by Michael Collins
Replied by Michael Collins on topic Replacing Rudder Packing Gland Flax
We had a leaky rudder post as you can see from the previous posts. We tightened the brass triangular fitting and it still leaked. It turned out to be leaking up between the Fiberglas sleeve and the brass fitting. I had to have the rudder pulled on the hard and have the fiberglass repaired .
Mike

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2 years 7 months ago #2659 by Rüdiger Schlaga
Replied by Rüdiger Schlaga on topic Replacing Rudder Packing Gland Flax
We had the same problem on Baleia. It was slightly leaking when there was pressure on the rudder post, nothing sitting still. I changed the packing and that is it. No longer problems since three years.

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2 years 7 months ago #2660 by Brian Stewart
Replied by Brian Stewart on topic Replacing Rudder Packing Gland Flax
Problem has been getting the lock nut to move. I finally madeup a 2.5 inch wrench with a short throw and was able the free the locknut. Now to remove the rest of the stuff so that i can replace the packing.

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