E32-200 Quadrant Removal and Rehab

Never waste a crisis, right?

While my boat is hauled out to have the hull repaired, it seemed like an opportune time to determine the condition of my steering mechanisms and my rudder.

The quadrant is the only thing that holds the rudder in the boat. The quadrant grips the rudder stock and twists between the lower stuffing box and the upper bearing. It’s not clear to me if any prior owners have ever removed the quadrant or rudder for maintenance.

Phase 1: Disassembly

My first step...
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