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Re: Bryan Chong's first hand recount of the Low Speed Chase tragedy

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Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
Can you imagine what that helm/rudder did, though, when she started to surf backward at several knots?
The rudder stop was probably sheared, allowing the chain that is inside the helm to jump off of its sprocket. Once this happens the helm will freewheel.
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