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Hey Sailors! It's time for your favorite game show, Sink This Rudder!

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It's almost time to show you our rudder problem of the week, but first a word from our sponsors!

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OK Sailors, here's this week's rudder. She's a 1993 EXPO Solor Sailor. She's outfitted with an 'inboard' rudder, and only one hole drilled in its trailing edge. This rudder floats!

The owner would like to stay true to the boat's simple design. How would you secure the rudder full over?

Better pictures in link, didn't wanna choke any modems: Index of /rudder

Thank you, please pardon the cheese. I'm baffled and begging.

A piece of bronze/brass/fancy metal protecting the bottom and acting as counterweight would be nice, but not seeing purchase as option and not setup for manufacture. I like Hillbilly Engineering but no good ideas yet. Rudder floating in shallows is nice, maybe weight bad idea.

Thank you for any thoughts.


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That's the same rudder My Chrysler 26 has . . . almost. There should be two attachment points in the round part at the top of the rudder. You'll have to remove it (center bolt) from the post to access them. The lines come down from the cockpit through the rudder post. One for up and the other for down. A cleat or two attached to the tiller or near by. I'm at work and can't get pictures at this time but if your questions aren't answered in a few hours I'll post some.


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retclt is correct that rudder looks just like the Chrysler 26 rudder.

take a look at this website Chrysler Sailing Association Website and check the how to section.

On the C26 there is a line that controls up and down and just needs to be cleated in order to keep it in the down position.

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Thank you guys, very much!

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