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