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rudder lines...

Postby astrorad » Sun May 01, 2016 5:04 pm

Does anyone know what size lines they have on the rudder for raising and lowering...I am talking what is the diameter??? 1/4 inch??? 5/16 inch???
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Postby Reality » Sun May 01, 2016 6:16 pm

I'm sure they are larger than 1/4 inch on my C22. I'm messing with the boat tomorrow. If no one gives you a definitive answer I'll measure mine.

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Postby gregcrawford » Mon May 02, 2016 10:50 am

I have 3/8" braided nylon lines on mine. I have them run through two pieces of 3/4" electrical conduit about four inches long to act as handles. The handles are marked as to which is "up" or "down". There is a cam cleat on the tiller that secures the lines in the desired position.
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Postby astrorad » Mon May 02, 2016 5:39 pm

Before I asked the question I had already boughten two seven foot long pieces of 1/4 inch StaSet, which should be plenty strong for the purpose. I have the IdaRudder replacement rudder on my boat and the groove for the rope on it would accommodate 5/16 at largest. The 1/4 inch seems to fit nicely in the groove, so I will most likely give it a dry run and see if it will do.
Thanx for your help and info.
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Postby astrorad » Mon May 09, 2016 1:16 pm

I have decided to go with 5/16 inch lines for raising and lowering the rudder. My IdaRudder has a groove for the raising line that will accommodate 5'16 line and the holes where the line feeds thru to the pocket for dead ending in the rudder are drilled for 5/16. I placed the rudder in the bathtub and filled about 8 inches of water...it floats on its side with about 99 percent below the surface and only the very top of the rudder side at the surface level. This should make raising the rudder very easy when in the water.
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Postby CaptainScott » Tue May 10, 2016 5:59 am

Hi Bill,
I think you'll be happy with that!

A little extra for you . . . . I've been known to be out sailing in wet and cold weather. This can quickly sap the strength from your hands.

A small T handle at the end of the lines with a stopper knot in the line can take what is normally pretty easy and make it a piece of cake in all conditions!


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Postby astrorad » Tue May 10, 2016 6:09 pm

Thanx for the tee handle suggestion Scott...I saw that Greg also has some tee handles made from 3/4 inch conduit. I will definitely make a pair of handles for my lines too...I have a little left over mahogany that should look great.
Bill


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