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The 1977 Riviera I am restoring has a Hallcraft Rudder assembly. The boat sat for many years and the Rudder has a lot of slop in it. I disassembled everything, cleaned it up & replated the Rudder. There was no shaft seals installed. The Grease Fitting on the Shaft Log is good. Do I just pack the snot out of this with waterproof grease for a water seal?
 

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Hallcraft Rudder

Pictures after re-installation. I have put quite a bit of grease into the Rudder Shaft Log and it seems to be taking away some of the play. Just not sure how much grease to pack into the Log.
 

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Why don't you send us a picture of the top of the rudder box. If there are no seals or stuffing material you might want to replace it while you have it apart
 

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Hall Craft Rudder Shaft Log

The Rudder Shaft Log I.D. Is 1 1/4 inch. There are packing rubber seal rings at top and bottom of Shaft Log inside, see pictures. Rudder Shaft O.D. is 1 1/8 inch. Looks like I just need to replace both rubber seals. Where might I find these?
 

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The Rudder Shaft Log I.D. Is 1 1/4 inch. There are packing rubber seal rings at top and bottom of Shaft Log inside, see pictures. Rudder Shaft O.D. is 1 1/8 inch. Looks like I just need to replace both rubber seals. Where might I find these?
Ace Hardware take old seals to match. Careful installing shaft to not pinch or roll them during assembly.
 
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