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Old 14-02-2013, 20:29   #76
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Jackdale... I applaude you for including location and use of an emergency tiller in your orientation for new sailors. Having lost steering on a delivery a number of years ago and finding the emergency tiller brackets so totally rusted in place, I had to rerun a piece of clothesline for a replacement steering cable. I have always thought that given the chance again that is one piece of equipment I would always check on before leaving port. Cheers, Phil
Another thing I check is whether or not the emergency tiller will clear the wheel. If it does not, the retaining nut on the wheel must be no more than finger tight; never put a wrench on it.
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Old 14-02-2013, 22:02   #77
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[QUOTE=jackdale;1158614]Another thing I check is whether or not the emergency tiller will clear the wheel. If it does not, the retaining nut on the wheel must be no more than finger tight; never put a wrench on it.[/QUOTE
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I'd say the full keel has a better chance of working with a drogue. a fin needs its rudder

As to sea anchors I don't think they have any place on a small modern yacht.

Dave
I disagree. Fin keel boats pivots in their keel. That's why they turn a lot faster then full keels. You do know we're talking about a boat w/o a functioning rudder.

And how small a yacht, 20'? The smaller the boat, the sooner I'd deploy a sea anchor. >>> Sea anchors
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So, maybe when racing, the old sea dogs should take along some young stud testosterone dudes for strength, and some more old sea dogs for wisdom! and experience in dealing with *stuff* when it comes.....
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