I have just purchased a 33' steel
yacht. Alan Pape designed Ebbtide.
Preparing for a crossing of the South Tasman
The previous owner rebuilt and installed an Aries
He told me that, in his opinion, the servo rudder
is liable to " be damaged by big seas". His suggestion was to climb over the stern and remove the servo rudder
BEFORE any storm arrives. ( steering
by hand for the duration of the storm )
He installed a large stainless rail for such a purpose. see photo
I cannot imagine doing such a practice.
On most boats this would not even be possible surely.
I am not contemplating such action .
what think us?
He has offered to sell me a "spare " servo rudder for $300 Australian.
who would buy the "Spare servo-rudder" ?