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Old 03-02-2008, 08:18   #1
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rudder for Yankee 30

I stumbled across this site while looking for specs for 1974 yankee 30, a friend just lost his rudder while leaving his mooring here in Santa Barbara, my columbia 30 rudder seems fine but makes me wonder. I'm finding much info on emergency rudders; anybody know where to find specs for yankee 30?
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Old 03-02-2008, 11:20   #2
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Aloha Eric,
Welcome aboard! I can't help you with specs on the Yankee 30 rudder. Many older production fin keel boats have rudder problems coming into Hilo after a downwind sail of 2000 + nautical miles. It's worth checking all the parts and pieces that make up your rudder system and having an emergency backup. The part that seems to give way is the tangs welded to the rudder post inside the rudder blade. I've steered a 23 foot boat with a long sweep when the rudder was damaged. I would recommend a heavy duty oarlock on the taffrail and carrying a long oar just for the purpose if you are concerned about your rudder condition. Some folks install an eye in the upper aft end of the rudder blade and lead a port and starboard line to it so they can steer using the lines through fairleads to their sheet winches in case of rudder failure.
Just some thoughts.
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This would be a good start...Yankee 30 Owners Association
Also in prior rudder threads on this forum, mention was given to a rudder manufacturer. Try a search...Good Luck
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