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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