2225Re: [Holder12] Re: Rudder Operation
- Mar 24, 2009Hi,
My rudder is so old, the smaller hardware has fallen out and the screw-holes are worn too wide to replace i. So I just use a nylon strap around the rudder to to hold it in the down position; "weather helm" is unbearable otherwise; when I approach the shore, I take the rudder off entirely.
Let us know what your solution turns out to be.
Fair winds.. F
From: willeuston <weuston@...>
Sent: Tuesday, March 24, 2009 9:06:41 AM
Subject: [Holder12] Re: Rudder Operation
I have an older holder that has been in storage. I am getting it ready for the warmer weather and am missing the routing of the cord. Could you send a diagram or photo? include diameter of bungee please.
--- In Holder12@yahoogroup s.com, "Wayne C" <wayne.sc@.. .> wrote:
> 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@yahoogroup s.com [mailto:Holder12@yahoogroup s.com]On
> > Behalf Of Richard Lantz
> > Sent: Saturday, November 01, 2008 6:56 PM
> > To: Holder12@yahoogroup s.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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