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Spade rudder - Ocean passage

The discussion on Rule 62 got me thinking about what legitimate backup ideas there are for a boat with a spade rudder making a long ocean passage. I've been trained on how to make a rudder with the spinnaker pole and a floorboard, but that's a joke. I assume there are some real stern mounted backup systems.

My boat has a spade rudder and I would consider having something aboard if it could be disassembled and stowed and didn't have to permanently look like a third arm.
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