Originally Posted by Celestialsailor
Ya...amen...Lets put it this way. You try to be as pro-active as possible. I know you are like myself...a hands on guy. Maybe these two were better at hands on the EPIRB
than make-shifting an emergency rudder
And yet I recall
one of the sailing narratives I've got from the '60s or '70s where the rudder
is busted off for some reason, but they aren't sinking, so they throughbolt the head
door to some lumber
and mount it on the transom.
it was nasty and kept needed to be rebuilt (which implies that every part was lanyarded to the rail for retrieval), but they got that boat to the nearest repair place, fixed the rudder and kept going.
Wish I could remember whether it was the Hiscocks or the Neales or someone like that.