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Most ocean racers are required to carry an emergency rudder. They are usually a rudder with a tiller that can be mounted to gudgeons on the transom. They are stowed below.
I've raced to Bermuda 7 or 8 times and though they had plans or ideas for possible emergency rudders, none of the boats I was on had anything like extra gudgeons on the transom, or an actual, ready to rig, emergency rudder anywhere on board. Is this a new rule?
More to the point of the initial thread and the reference to Rule 62's tragic grounding, the best thing to do to keep any rudder on an ocean voyage may be to not have it hit bottom.
Last edited by paulk; 12-07-2010 at 08:51 PM.