Originally Posted by davidpm
Back about 30 years ago we were sailing our O'day 22 around the keys. Our rudder and tiller disappeared in the middle of the night.
I had a 4' piece of 1x4 a push drill, wire and a vice-grips.
I was actually able to have some control over the boat with a 3.5" rudder and a vice-grips for a tiller.
Haha yeah, my first sailboat, a cal 20. I took it out sailing the day after I bought it with my friend and I hadn't checked but the backing plated I the rudder were rotted wood. We too used those vice grips.
I'd say an assortment of rigging pieces would be good ti take along.