Thank you for taking time during the busy Holidays to upload this information. I’ll be phoning North South Yachting in SYD when they re-open from their Holiday break to determine whether they have the JP3 replacement bearings in stock. Having the schematic that you kindly uploaded has prepared me to at least prepare and perhaps tend to the removal aspects of the repair and, depending upon what I find when I drop the rudder, have information at hand to provide a repair facility if required.

I’m also planning to put the rudder stock on the bench and use a dial indicator to determine whether the stock is still true or if the impact forces have created a bend in the stock, which I’m hoping is not the case but remains a possibility.

I would imagine that others may also find the schematic a handy reference as it appears bearing stiffness is a factor with the Bavs.

Thanks again,