Rudder 'holder' on 1982 Marine Trader 34DC
The steel fitment holding the rudder post on my 1982 Marine Trader 34 is badly rusted. There is a wire going from it to the hull zinc. This 6x4 x1 thk zinc goes away in 2-3 months. Im concerned that the rudder itself which has no zinc is unprotected. What kind of bearings are inside the fitment ? plastic or metal? Im going to add a second wire-a flexible one-to the tiller from the hull zinc and repair the steel fitment with zinc spray and epoxy. Any info on this area of the boat will be appreciated . Thanks.