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2176RE: [Holder12] Rudder Operation

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  • Wayne C
    Nov 5, 2008

      To bring the rudder blade up it takes some practice to master the swift, but
      not too jerky motion to give the blade momentum for getting beyond the
      control rod's over-center point. Once the control rod moves beyond center,
      letting the shock cord lower the tiller brings the blade into the up
      position. Yup, ain't like the cat rudder - different mechanics. Mine needs
      help too, sometimes. Works better in the water than on the trailer.

      Sounds like there's little or no tension on your shock cord when the tiller
      is down in the normal sailing position. Load the shock cord with the tension
      you desire for keeping the blade in the down position when the boat's under


      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: Holder12@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Holder12@yahoogroups.com]On
      > Behalf Of Richard Lantz
      > Sent: Saturday, November 01, 2008 6:56 PM
      > To: Holder12@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: [Holder12] Rudder Operation
      > The rudder of my new 83 Holder has holes in the lower portion of the
      > cheek plate for a bungee. When I put as large a bungee in place as the
      > holes will allow, I still have to reach over the transom and lift the
      > rudder to lock it in the up position. Is this normal? Also the rudder
      > is so easily swung aft and up that I can't imagine it staying down
      > against the force of the water while I am sailing. The rudder kick-up
      > resistance is minimal compared to that of my Hobie Cat, is this
      > normal? Please advise.
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