View Poll Results: Which best describes the status of your rudder seals?
Seals have never leaked 3 75.00%
At least one seal leaked 0 0%
One seal leaked and leaked again after repair 1 25.00%
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Old 12-11-2017, 01:31 PM   #1
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Rudder Seals

Just curious, for the ST44 owners out there, can you take this poll regarding rudder seals?
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Old 12-11-2017, 07:41 PM   #2
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I don't have a Beneteau ST but can sympathize with your rudder leak problem. My issue with my Hatteras was that because of limited access, I couldn't get much torque on either the tightening or lock nuts, so the rudders would leak and I'd see it in the bilge. Out of frustration, I removed the flax gland assemblies and installed PSS dripless seals. This was five years ago and no problems.
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