hi i have just refitted my rudder
quadrant. this is a fairly solid bronze fitting with 4 large s/s bolts now sticking out of it.
i would like to arrange an emergency
locking device, in case of hydraulic failure, to stop the rudder
flogging. this would need to be easily hitched on, but normally stored unfitted. i am thinking chain and snap shackle, plus perhaps some nylon rope/block arrangement for shock absorption.
altho i'd like it to be totally rigid and 'tight', i can see that if i were fitting it in rough seas any precise positioning of bolts etc in sockets would be difficult!
any ideas appreciated. i would probably just wind
lots of nylon rope
round and secure, were it not for the chafe
thanks in advance