Kick up rudder--quick question - SailNet Community
 1Likes
  • 1 Post By krisscross
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 Old 03-12-2015 Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Michigan
Posts: 305
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 5
 
Kick up rudder--quick question

Being a newbie and have only owned power boats, on my P165 with a kick up rudder, there is a tensioning lever so....keep it tight, totally loose or slight tension?

It sits about 4 inches or so lower than my keel however, I won't be attempting of course to go any where near as shallow as my keel in any water so just curious what most do with a kick up rudder. I would think no tension at all would just make it ride up too high when cruising.
Bruce3966 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 Old 03-12-2015
Senior Member
 
krisscross's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 4,107
Thanks: 40
Thanked 223 Times in 222 Posts
Rep Power: 7
 
Re: Kick up rudder--quick question

Keep it rather tight, but no death grip. You will notice that if your rudder is too loose, it will ride up on you while sailing - and that can be a pain to adjust while sailing.
Faster likes this.

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
Plato
krisscross is online now  
post #3 of 5 Old 03-12-2015
Senior Member
 
Faster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Posts: 19,488
Thanks: 160
Thanked 587 Times in 558 Posts
Rep Power: 16
     
Re: Kick up rudder--quick question

Yes, you don't want the normal drag of the water to 'kick it up'.. that's a nuisance, but at the same time you do want it to kick up if you hit something hard..

Ron

1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"

".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
Faster is offline  
 
post #4 of 5 Old 03-12-2015 Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Michigan
Posts: 305
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 5
 
Re: Kick up rudder--quick question

I assumed the answers would be this and thanks again.
Bruce3966 is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 03-13-2015
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 547
Thanks: 9
Thanked 33 Times in 32 Posts
Rep Power: 6
 
Re: Kick up rudder--quick question

I like to keep the rudder hold down line drum tight but size the line so it'll break first before any damage to the pintles/gudgeons/foil if you hit something. Oh, and keep a couple spare lengths of line on board to repair the rudder if/when you ground it. ;o)
IStream is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

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

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:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
NA Kick-Up Rudder pics & dimensions? GoodOldBoater North American Yachts 0 02-02-2014 01:42 PM
Trim tab linkage for a kick-up rudder blade ClubOrlov Sailboat Design and Construction 23 08-19-2008 09:51 PM
self kick up rudder HamptonMorgan22 Sailboat Design and Construction 9 05-08-2008 12:07 PM
Re: Quick question.... NewsReader Mass Bay Sailors 0 07-10-2007 04:15 PM
Quick Question surf_n_turf General Discussion (sailing related) 2 09-30-2006 03:12 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome