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How to drop the early rudder stock?

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    Posted: 11 April 2023 at 16:17
I need to take a better look at the rudder stock on our early single wheel 400e. Iíve got it dropped almost out of the quadrant but canít move it further. Anyone done this & can advise on the steps?  Do I have to remove the top bearing (hoping not!)?

Iím at the Ďdo I hit it harder or is there something retaining it in place that Iíve missedí stage. The Jefa site is very helpful but the first few hulls seem to have a different retaining setup (ours is hull 31) and donít have the retaining ring and grub screws arrangement of later hulls. 

Photo of the setup with the partly withdrawn stock below. The drawing on the Jefa site is here: https://jefa.com/ftp/old_boat_spare_parts/Hanse/Hanse_400/Top_bearing_with_lever.pdf


Hanse 400e "Grey Goose" Hull #31
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Answering my own question should anyone else need to do this. The rudder stock really is held in by just the one large bolt above the quadrant on these early hulls/top bearing designs. The quadrant is effectively part of the top bearing. The stock can eventually be persuaded to drop out however (as shown on the Jefa rudder maintenance site) it takes a 1-2m pole below the hull & above the rudder to give enough leverage! 

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Hanse 400e "Grey Goose" Hull #31
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Hi Mark: 
I did the same on my hull #42.   There was some galling on the bolt at the top so it took a lot of tapping and penetrating oil but then the rudder came down with a little persuasion.   I took it off so I could instal the Jefa anodized sleeve and larger bearing on the rudder post.  The sleeve has held up well for 6 years now with no pitting.

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Thanks Owen. Yes my plan is to install the sleeve for peace of mind. The bottom bearing could do with being swapped anyway. 

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