I have a Macgregor
25' and I know that the stock rudder
isnt that popular in itself, but I am going to try and make due with it.
Last weekend, as I was motoring back in with my 9.9 outboard
, I had the outboard
locked in the straight position. Then, I was steering
with only the rudder
on the sialboat. It wouldnt turn that great at all(at time I would ahve to hang off the ladder and push the rudder manually with me foot) and I was wondering if the the boat was meant to be steered in that manner?
If not, is there an easier way to steer the outboard alone? The handle is so far down compared to where I need to sit it is a very uncomfortable position. Could I extend the handle with something? Anything?
Also, the rudder has quite a bit of "play" in it. It is loose and im not sure if it should be this way or not. Whatcha think?