Help with Emergency Rudder Installations
This is a collection of photos of
emergency rudders, and their installations.
Paul Kamen gave a talk at one of the Pacific Cup Seminars where he presented essentially a
recipe for fabricating the emergency blade in terms of area, and thickness of fiberglass needed, and dimensions for
the pintles and gudgeons, etc.. He has posted a copy of
the talk at http://www.well.com/user/pk/PCrudder.html.
It is interesting reading, and a valuable resource,
CASE 1: Rudder mounted in
rudder mounted on a nearly vertical transom, in this case a Passport
40 named "Trial Run," belonging to Jack and Diane Bieda. This shows just one of many ways to get the job done. It also shows
a relatively inexpensive way, in that most of what you see here, except for some welding, is homemade.
You are looking at "version 2," because version 1 broke on its first "sea
trial," which was really a "harbor trial!" That is why you need to try
the emergency rudder before you go to sea with it.
CASE 2: A three point framework to hold
pintels and gudgeons
emergency rudder is mounted on the reverse transom of a Cal 39-IV belonging to John and Judy Webb. This shows how
to keep the two bearings
on the emergency
rudder far apart even when the transom slope is not ideal.