Proper reeving of rudder lines?

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Proper reeving of rudder lines?

Post by gahamby » June 28th, 2016, 6:00 am

I've searched but have not found a pic of a properly rigged rudder. Could someone direct me to the right link or post a pic please. Thanks GH

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Re: Proper reeving of rudder lines?

Post by Matt Haberman » June 28th, 2016, 5:38 pm

Surprisingly I don't seem to have a good photo showing how to run the lines in a the rudder head. I will keep digging around, but in the mean time take a look at this post from several years ago, it might be helpful.

http://www.owners.aquarius-sail.com/php ... .php?t=417
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Re: Proper reeving of rudder lines?

Post by gahamby » June 29th, 2016, 8:32 am

Thanks Matt,
When I searched "Rudder rigging" the search engine rejected it. A picture from astern would be most helpful.
Here are shots of my port rudder.
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Re: Proper reeving of rudder lines?

Post by Matt Haberman » June 29th, 2016, 5:03 pm

That appears to be correct.
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Re: Proper reeving of rudder lines?

Post by gahamby » June 29th, 2016, 5:55 pm

well alrightie then, thanks.

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Re: Proper reeving of rudder lines?

Post by Laz » August 2nd, 2016, 5:31 pm

2 items. First, the newer rigging from Aquarius has larger diameter spacers between the 3 channels to prevent overrides. That is a big help.

Second (and don't shoot me), I reversed the rigging so that it's a single pull to drop the rudder, and a double pull to raise it. I sail in shallows with lots of grass, so my rudders pop all the time. I'll pull them down a half-dozen times in a few hours, and only pull them up once at the end of the day. I sailed in clear waters for 10 years with the normal rudder rig, but one season in the flats and I switched it.
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Re: Proper reeving of rudder lines?

Post by gahamby » January 22nd, 2018, 9:35 am

I know I'm dredging up an old post, but would you show how you reversed the rigging for a single pull rudder down please.

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Re: Proper reeving of rudder lines?

Post by Laz » October 21st, 2018, 1:42 pm

Sorry, I haven't been back in a while.

The simple answer is just reverse the lines where they are screwed into the rudder. Normally, the line that lifts the lock is screwed to the lift side of the rudder. Switch it, so that it's connected to the drop side of the rudder.
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Re: Proper reeving of rudder lines?

Post by gahamby » October 30th, 2018, 9:52 am

I tried the reverse line trick. It worked but brought the rudders down really hard. I will look into this further this winter.

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