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post #3 of Old 02-28-2013
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Re: Rudder lost at sea and rescue

That's a great story Caleb. One of the main points of vulnerability on any boat seems to be the rudder.. They can get knocked out of commission by stuff in the water, by groundings, or just simply breaking. As posted before, I made up an emergency rudder set-up that stows away fairly easily and could be assembled/installed in a couple of hours if necessary. Some of the vane steering units also have emergency rudder capability. Having some kind of basic steering option when a rudder breaks would seem to me to be a priority for any boat going more than say 10 miles out of sight of land.

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