Originally Posted by CarlinLA
Back at Satori today. Went back in for pictures from the back side of "the box".
Obviously its not a box... more like a shell.
And it looks it's age... 30 years sitting back there year after year with no complaints but no maintenance.
Since it's such a fundamental component and can't easily be removed - it's not getting any service until a 2017 haulout.
Bummer. Wish I could Samantha twitch it back to new.
Looks similar to mine. I had it "Samantha-twitched" back to new in Mexico this year for $650. Great deal. Salt was starting to accumulate around the packing, which told me it was starting to fail. It probably could've just been a packing replacement, but I figured since I only have one rudder, might as well re-build the whole thing. They built me a new bracket out of stainless, re-machined the rudder post for smoother operation, and re-packed the seal.