I have an E39 that I bought a year and a half ago and I'm suspicious of the play in the lower gudgeon. At the time that I bought it I had to re-install the rudder and just about everything else... but after getting the rudder on I noticed that it has enough play in it to clunk back and forth while sailing in sloppy weather or even sitting tied up at the dock with some weather. I noticed that the pintle (Stainless steel) is tapered with the widest point at the bottom and the gudgeon is also tapered inside (Bronze). Is this due to wear and is there a fix besides a new rudder stock and/or gudgeon. I may have pictures somewhere but i'm afraid i'm stuck at work for another month before I can search for them.