SailNet Community - Reply to Topic

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance > Emergency steering hole in rodder for rope?
 Not a Member? 


Thread: Emergency steering hole in rodder for rope? Reply to Thread
Title:
  

By choosing to post the reply below you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Topic Review (Newest First)
07-11-2004 03:55 PM
elhanley
Emergency steering hole in rodder for rope?

Back when rudders, like the rest of the boat, were built of wood, that hole, or a steel tang with a hole, was a standard feature. I''ve seen some outboard rudders with chains rigged to that point and led up to the quarters to make going for a swim unnecessary.
04-05-2004 07:08 PM
slipacre
Emergency steering hole in rodder for rope?

Yes the rudder wrap makes more sense. Thank you all for your input. Just wanted to have one project that was going to cost less than ten dollars.

Todd V
04-05-2004 06:57 PM
paulk
Emergency steering hole in rodder for rope?

In light of what Jeff mentions, a hole in the trailing edge of the rudder on some boats may be to rig a retrieving line through, rather than a pair of control lines. Gaurre seems to have spread the load sufficiently by wrapping the blade forward/aft and criss-crossing his control lines.
04-05-2004 11:20 AM
gaurre3
Emergency steering hole in rodder for rope?

While sailing in the leeward islands, i had my rudder post shear from the internal webbing in the rudder. Obviously, the emergeny tiller, nor the autopilot had to effect in steerage at this point. Mother being the necessity of invention, i dove overboard in a choppy 3-4 ft sea with a 30 ft legnth of line. From the middle of the legnth, I wrapped it from in front of the rudder, around to the back of the rudder and criss crossed it. I then led the lines up stern and to the jib wenches and tightened down on both sides. It wasn''t a perfect, but with alittle adjustments on the wenches, i could hold a course to about 30 deg, which was close enough to get into port, where i could get assistance from shore.
Greg
s/v Temptation
04-05-2004 09:39 AM
chuckg
Emergency steering hole in rodder for rope?

Rudders such as those from Island Packet have holes drilled on the aft upper corner specifically for that reason. I can suggest that to provide steering redundancy, you use a linear drive auto pilot to use if you have a steering gear failure. The tiller arm for the autopilot would be independant of your steering cables and thus could be operated electronically without an operational steering pedestal. This wouldn''t help in an emergency where you have both a broken steering system AND no electricity but situations such as that rarely occur in anything short of a rollover( or if Murphy''s Law is working overtime).
04-05-2004 04:15 AM
Jeff_H
Emergency steering hole in rodder for rope?

Very few rudders are strong enough that you can drill a whole and tie a steering line anywhere near the trailing edge. In anything other then comparatively calm seas you can expect tremendous stress on that line and the likelihood of tearing off a chuck of rudder. The difficulty in rigging an emergency tiller is just one reason that I personally am so opposed to center cockpits for offshore use.

Jeff
04-04-2004 01:19 PM
slipacre
Emergency steering hole in rodder for rope?

Am thinking that drilling a small hole in toop aft corner of my rudder might make sense as an additional way to rig emergency steering. Have center cockpit and while the top of the rudder post can be accessed under the aft berth using it would be difficult.
thanks Todd V

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:44 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.