A friend has a Valley boat that the rudder will not fully retract on. Everthing acts like a kink in the cable.
I loosened the set screw that locks the cable into the plastic slider at the cockpit but cannot get the cable out of the plastic knob.
My questions are;
How violent should I get? Do I need to use a hammer and punch to drive the plastic off the end of the cable?
I have not removed the steel guide rod under the cable that the plastic slider moves on, should I?
I popped the skeg off of it's pivot and pulled on the blade but still could not free the cable. Any other suggestions?