Originally Posted by tuffr2
Thanks guys - yep, if the steering
goes out because of damaged rudders with a bad storm coming I guess it is time to abandon ship. If they weathered the storm and the seas calmed can rudders be fixed while in the water
Not if you properly develop your skills. They could have removed both rudders and done several things: rigged temporary rudders, trailed their anchor
rhode, trailed a drouge, steered by sails
If you read the other thread there were a bunch of mistakes
by the owner and crew. Most notably, this boat had been having significant build and design issues and the set out to sea without a proper shake down.