I have an odd problem with a mid 1970’s that is in very good shape. I cannot attach the rudder to her as the gudgeon bracket is bent something awful. I do not know how this happened. I’ve use a jack to bend it back some what, and now using a bolt to force it. Question:
- Any ideas?
- If I remove the gudgeon to bend it into correct shape off of the boat, is there a backer plate within the hull?