40/40 Rudder Bearing

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40/40 Rudder Bearing

Postby GeoffSchultz » Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:01 am

Since we're not going cruising this season due to the lightning strike, I'm undertaking some other tasks. I dropped the rudder yesterday and here's what I found. The photo shows the top of the rudder and a swivel type bearing.

First off, does anyone know who makes this bearing?

Next, is this supposed to be pressed into place such that the outer chase of the swivel is in tight contact with the rudder tube? Mine was not tight & I suspect that the bearing is OK.

-- Geoff

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Re: 40/40 Rudder Bearing

Postby GeoffSchultz » Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:04 am

To answer my own question, this bearing was made by Tides Marine, but they no long make it.

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