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  1. Waikiore, it sounds like you've made a replacement rudder for a Chico? Very cool. Given that the boat is in Hawaii it might be prohibitive to have one shipped from New Zealand, but it'd be interesting to know whether the mold is still around. I've considered bringing her down to NZ over the next couple summers, and would sell her there. Do you know how to contact Keith Eade? My primary concern is figuring out the bearing design/spec, which he'd probably remember. Just came across this: https://www.pressreader.com/new-zealand/boating-nz/20201101/283618172606623
  2. Hi All, We are the proud owners of a Chico 42, which we've owned since 2012. We've extensively refit her, including repowering, removing teak decks, painting, etc, etc. We just finished taking her from here (Seattle) to Hawaii. I've always wanted to know more about the build, and in particular I'm currently looking for information about the rudder and bearings. I know the rudder stock is aluminum, so that alarming fact won't be new to me. What I'm more worried about is the play I noticed in the the rudder bearings on the crossing to Hawaii. As far as I know they've never been re
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