You might remember that when we were crossing the Gulfo de California / Sea of Cortez, we had some concerns about our rudder after a dull thud that didn't match the pattern of things clattering about in lockers in the waves (1 meter every 4 seconds) led James to discover water seepage. It turned out to be a positive outcome, as such things go; our rudder is designed to allow water intrusion through a little groove when the seal needs to be replaced as a way to indicate this, and the thunk says that our bearings are also due to be replaced. We've been seeing a bit of bilge water whose source we had not determined and this explains it. It's more of a maintenance issue than a repair in that it's to be expected, but it had a couple complexities in that the parts we needed were in Sweden and the work can't be done with the boat in the water.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://gettingfr.ee/2019/02/10/hanging-in-there-in-mazatlan/