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Ross 830 - Rudder stiff, creaking.

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Use fresh water. Some of the plastics that are used for bearings will absorb petroleum based lubricants and swell. They are supposed to be self, or water lubricated. Fresh water disolves salt pretty well. If someone has tried to lubricate it before, and it has plastic bushes/bearings, that could well be the issue

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3 hours ago, Rgvkiwi said:

Does Salt Slayer(Burnsco) or Salt Terminator (CRC) work as well as Salt Slayer?

Don’t know but they all use the same base elements 

id try just flooding cockpit with fresh water to start and work the tiller, the higher the water level the greater head to push it through. Lifting the tiller head should let more water through but firstly just try as is, half an hour of playing with your stick should tell you if it’s getting better

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