@Wave Dancer wrote:

Dear all,

The steering on Wave Dancer is now so stiff that I am having the boat out and removing the rudder. I note Roger that you used a flapper wheel has this now solved the problem. I am looking for a reamer but will probably have to use fine wet and dry or a flapper wheel.

Keith and Carole Wave Dancer.

Hi Keith

It wasn’t me that used the flapper wheel. I had my lower bearing checked and reamed (very slightly) by an engineer. I think it was someone on the PBO Forum thread that used one to good effect.

If you look in the Found It forum here (BOA) you will see that we have found the source of new lower bearings and they are (apparently) only 33 euro. At that price it is cheaper than employing an engineer!

Good luck