"Ok further information: if anyone is still interested?
Today with the help my engineering mate we tested the bearings.
First of all beneteau insist that all rudder strengthening modifications for my boat have been done at the factory: There is a…"
"I check rudder play every time the boat is hauled, which is every summer. I give it a good push and pull but suspect no where near the pressure you put on it. So far so good but I'll definitely check it a bit closer the next time she's…"
"Drop a big concrete block near the rudder of any B40/B43 as a measuring reference and pull really hard on the rudder and I bet beer you see similar figures, 30,40,50mm Flex, it's not dead play from the bearings something else, not sure what…"
"I have no idea how long it is and can't measure for you as I'm nowhere near the boat. I do know there are different lengths with each having their own part number. You may be able to find an engine/transmission dealer such as Mack Boring…"
"Wow looks like you found the answers. I find it strange that new 12mm is acceptable. I would think new would be zero or close to it and that the 12mm would be the indicator that it's time to repair it. Clearly the play you measured is well…"
I made a stupid mistake and forgot to check the measurements for my broken Kanzaki KM35P dipstick length before making up a new one.( The one pictured is the wrong length) Does anyone know the correct length for the dipstick on a kanzaki KM35P? To the low oil mark? I should have the correct amount of…See More
"Reporting in with more nformation:��
(1) I talked to a marine engineer he had some VERY interesting bits of information about rudders.
He told me there should be NO play in the bearings any AT ALL, any is out of spec.
He fixed a loose bearing on one…"
"If you're not comfortable talking to your dealer try calling the factory in South Carolina. I've called them a number of times when I had exhausted my usual resources and they've been very good sharing information. I'd start with…"
"Thanks for your thoughts: For us it's always difficult to get any useful information from a beneteau, we brought the boat from a useless dealer and no longer try to get any information from him.
This is also complicated by the fact we have been…"
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