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post #9 of Old 02-24-2013
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Re: Handy to have spare parts

Originally Posted by davidpm View Post
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.
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