Re: Screw drilled through hull bottomby Rudder. Post


Ken
 

Mark,

Using JBWeld could make renewing the lower bearing somewhat difficult in the future.  The key point in fixing the lower bearing is to not use too long of a lag screw that the screw reaches the rudder shaft.  You may want to go up a size on the lag screw but not longer and 4200 or sikaflex is all you need to keep things watertight.  

If water was coming in from that hole it's my impression that someone has overtightened the screw in the past and reached the rudder shaft where the water is or your lower bearing is already loose in its mount and either needs to be rebedded or renewed.

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