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    Have 43.88. The rudder is weeping a little, I'm pulling her out next week and was going to remove rudders and re seal. Has any one done this any advice. looks like some kind of black calking was used to seal this may have been done by original owner?. Advice on what sealant to use not a fan 5200 to permanent. also want to gage the coupler flange that connect shaft to tranys. just loosen bolts and run gage on all 4 sides to see if even????? Thanks for any advice once again.
    1993 43.88 bayliner motoryatch

    #2
    To your first question, WHERE are your rudders weeping? If it's where the post comes through the housing at the top of a big nut, there is a packing, kind of like a square rope wound around the post and stuffed into the pipe. The nut is tightened just enough to, in the case of the rudder, to stop it from weeping. If the weeping is coming from the the housing bolts, you may have a bigger issue, like a problem with electrolysis.

    Second question, Do Not adjust the shaft alignment with the boat out of the water. Boats change shape up on the hard because of the support stands rather that the constant support of the water. it takes a couple of days in the water for a boat to work back into its "water shape".
    P/C Pete
    Edmonds Yacht Club (Commodore 1993)
    1988 3818 "GLAUBEN”
    Hino EH700 175 Onan MDKD Genset
    MMSI 367770440

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      #3
      Yes, you need to let us know where it is weeping. There is a grease nipple on them. Have you greased it? There is usually a red cap on it. The grease prevents leaking at the top
      Bayliner 4387
      250 Hino's

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        #4
        On my 3788, I have packless rudder. There is no way to re-pack. They are the thru-transom type rudders. The rudders had to come out and new o-rings installed. I also had weeping coming from the bolts. Had to remove complete assembly and re-bed with 4200.

        Check your alignment in the water like suggested.
        1997 3788/Cummins 6BTA 5.9 M2s (Sold)
        2003 Silverton 42c/Cummins 480CEs
        2019 Cobia 240 CC
        2006 Boston Whaler 13 Sport
        1985 3270/Hino 135s (Sold)

        Vero Beach, Fl.

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          #5
          My rudders are mounted flat on the transom. Leaking a bit around were rudder is calked to transom. There is 8 threw bolts that mount it to transom. My concerns are when removing rudders don't want to damage transom fiberglass just wondering if anyone has tips or suggestions with prior experiences. Yes I do have the grease. no its not leaking there. second question no I will be doing the shaft alignment in the water just looking for any suggestions max gap,ect,ect, just like to ask questions before I start tearing in to my projects. thanks guys.
          1993 43.88 bayliner motoryatch

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            #6
            You have the same rudders I have. You can try tightening the 8 bolts perhaps a quarter turn each. That sometimes will work. Wish I could provide instructions on removing, but I had the yard do mine.
            1997 3788/Cummins 6BTA 5.9 M2s (Sold)
            2003 Silverton 42c/Cummins 480CEs
            2019 Cobia 240 CC
            2006 Boston Whaler 13 Sport
            1985 3270/Hino 135s (Sold)

            Vero Beach, Fl.

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