Spare rudder

  • February 19, 2019 11:32 AM
    Message # 7173381
    Deleted user

    I searched briefly and found no topic on this.  In reading and preparing for a long offshore passage I came across mention of having an emergency rudder available. 

    I know the W32 rudder is beafy and well protected but has anyone lost a rudder?  Is there a design available for a stowable one?    I would think that having spare pintles would be a good idea.

  • February 19, 2019 4:34 PM
    Reply # 7174013 on 7173381

    Hey Mitch , Scanmar has one , they call it the M-Rud . I just noticed Scanmar has acquired the Pelagic electric autopilot that works with there Monitor vane . 

    Mitch tell us about yourself and your boat .

    Last modified: February 21, 2019 5:37 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
  • February 23, 2019 7:00 PM
    Reply # 7181017 on 7173381
    Deleted user

    You asked for it!  I'm a long time large-lake sailor with some coastal cruising.  I bought Quimera, the factory demo boat, last April and am trying to get it ready to go offshore again.  Mexico, then Polynesia.  I am a senior citizen so feel a little pushed to get going.  Luckily I am healthy enough that people think I am 10 years younger. 

    The boat is in Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island (Puget Sound).   I have already taken her to Canada twice single-handed but I find cruising in this area is about 20% sailing. 

    I have a long list of fixits as she was neglected for several years.   

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