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Re: [bolger] Re: Kick-up rudder hold-down solution

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  • John B. Trussell
    Jm Michalak s designs frequently feature a kick uo rudder with a lead weight. The one I have works fine. Hit an obstruction and the rudder rises; pass over
    Message 1 of 10 , Dec 24, 2004
      Jm Michalak's designs frequently feature a kick uo rudder with a lead weight. The one I have works fine. Hit an obstruction and the rudder rises; pass over it ans the rudder drops back down. As i recall, there is about 4 lbs of lead in the rudder.

      John T
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: dnjost
      To: bolger@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Thursday, December 23, 2004 6:52 PM
      Subject: [bolger] Re: Kick-up rudder hold-down solution



      Bill -
      I can't believe someone else in this group has experience with an
      Enterprise!!!

      I have one sitting upside down on blocks in the yard that we have
      faithfully sailed since 1968. You are right, the solution works
      well as long as the bungee is fresh. Once stretched, it can cause
      all kinds of problems as shown by the 6" tiller I have that was once
      2.5 feet long. Still a great boat, as long as you are not the crew
      member being decapitated by the vang.

      Oops Bolger post...Gypsy could be as much fun I suppose.

      david jost :-)

      --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "Will Samson" <willsamson@y...> wrote:
      > Is the common solution of a length of bungee cord led up from the
      leading edge of the rudder to a jamming cleat not possible in this
      case? It seems to me to be the lowest tech solution, works well for
      generations of sailing dinghies (Wayfarers, Mirrors, Enterprises and
      so on) and, best of all, costs only pennies. I've used it on all my
      sailing dinghies over the years and it's never let me down.
      >
      > I can't understand why Payson/Bolger advise unsightly excrescences
      like giant, home-made wing-nuts and the like. Do they WANT the
      boats to look comical?
      >
      > Bill (a.k.a. the Grumpy Old Man)
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: Philip Smith
      > To: bolger@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Thursday, December 23, 2004 5:50 PM
      > Subject: Re: [bolger] Re: Kick-up rudder hold-down solution
      >
      >
      > > I forget where I read of this idea [I think from SA]
      > >
      > > Drill a hole through the top and bottom piece of the
      > > rudder and insert
      > > a small dowel [a pencil works]. When the rudder
      > > hits something
      > > hard, the pencil shears off and the rudder kicks up.
      > >
      >
      > ]





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