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2019/2/25I would say this - I think there is a big difference between a transAtlantic race and long-term cruising For the first I would not hesitate to choose a twin- spade-rudder boat For the second I would be more conservative That's me personally After 19 years in publication Sailing Anarchy has remained true to its roots as a community oriented edgy sailing publisher We have long been and will continue to be the leader in providing inside stories great reports from around the globe along with the informative snarky

Pros and Cons of Transom Hung Rudders

2005/9/19D'ARTOIS: The gap between rudder and hull should be as minimal as possible That's an interesting argument for the keel-hung rudder at least for cruising In order for a spade rudder to get a full end-cap effect the hull around the rudder post must be conically

2008/12/15transom rudder or spade rudder? Post by puremajek Thu Nov 27 2008 8:51 pm 44C I'm not sure I understand this bit Are you saying the boats have hydraulic steering because of their weight or they weigh what they weigh because of the hydraulic steering or

2016/11/24Just wondered about the thoughts on the actual dangers of a spade rudder for offshore cruising Save Share Reply krisscross Registered Joined Feb 22 2013 4 181 Posts #2 • Nov 21 2016 Good topic I have been thinking a lot about it Spade rudders are

2005/9/19D'ARTOIS: The gap between rudder and hull should be as minimal as possible That's an interesting argument for the keel-hung rudder at least for cruising In order for a spade rudder to get a full end-cap effect the hull around the rudder post must be conically

2013/7/9Some time ago I posted here with my views on the suitability of spade rudders for offshore cruising Having lost a spade rudder that looked to be in A1 condition naturally my thoughts at the time were coloured by that disaster Despite the fact that I had up until that

whats the best design for cruising??

2009/7/9For a cruising (sailing) yacht a broader area of lateral plane is safer than a narrow one of the fin-keel type For a family cruiser a relatively full length keel is much safer than a fin keel Finally while ketches and yawls are popular with cruising folks - that means nothing when comparing effectiveness of

The Nonsuch 22 was designed for easy daysailing or cruising for a couple It's not exactly a full-fledged traditional catboat the beam is not quite as wide the hull has a fin keel rather than a centerboard and the sail is not gaff-rigged

spade rudders skeg hung or attached to a long keel should all be of equal strength vessels don't loose rudders because of the rudder type but because of under engineering though a long keel with rudder attached does offer more protection probably the worst arrangement is twin rudders as even the fin keel isn't there to stop hitting obstacles as proven by Hobart results with twin rudder boats

2016/3/30Cruising with a spade rudder - Cruising Anarchy - Sailing Anarchy Forums He talks only about helm pressure which I don't think is the whole picture of the hydrodynamic question But he adds a number of interesting points especially the difficulty of making skegs strong on GRP boats

2020/3/8Chuck up a 2-1/2″ to 3″ hole saw in a drill motor Drill an inspection hole just aft of the shaft centred about 5″ down from the top of the rudder The idea here is to be able to see a bit of the shaft itself and the welded-on strapping or plates as well as the state of the core

2017/6/5I had to jury rig a drill press on a 1/2 drill to bore the largest one out of the mahogany rudder To (I hope) improve the design I went one size up on all the parts(3/8 to 1/2) That was easy as the bronze rudder stock was oversized and had plenty of size to rebore the holes

2008/12/15transom rudder or spade rudder? Post by puremajek Thu Nov 27 2008 8:51 pm 44C I'm not sure I understand this bit Are you saying the boats have hydraulic steering because of their weight or they weigh what they weigh because of the hydraulic steering or

2008/9/17I can see a husky skeg supporting the rudder in grounding when a spade rudder would be more vulnerable certainly in a fore and aft direction the skeg will be very strong The gap above the rudder needs to be less than 5 millimeters at all angles (15 degrees either side) for it to be effective if it's not 5mm it may as well be 50 or 100 and then you can get at the rudder top to antifoul and clean

Spade Rudder

spade rudders skeg hung or attached to a long keel should all be of equal strength vessels don't loose rudders because of the rudder type but because of under engineering though a long keel with rudder attached does offer more protection probably the worst arrangement is twin rudders as even the fin keel isn't there to stop hitting obstacles as proven by Hobart results with twin rudder boats

2018/12/27Spade rudder design is IMHO a very bad idea for am ocean going boat My main rudder has a fill length skeg supporting the rudder I have designed an auxiliary rudder for my monitor self steering and have included a shear pin hinge on both the auxiliary rudder and the pendulum water vane

2019/2/25I would say this - I think there is a big difference between a transAtlantic race and long-term cruising For the first I would not hesitate to choose a twin- spade-rudder boat For the second I would be more conservative That's me personally

Spade rudders are supported by bearings inside the boat so push the bottom of a spade rudder side to side to check for tube wear or other bearing problems Check inboard rudders of all types by locking the tiller or quadrant rigidly against a stop and trying to move the back edge of the rudder blade

2008/5/1However the three cruising boats I have owned over the last 25 years were all equipped with balanced spade rudders with no supporting skeg And as in the last of the three I had covered over 60 000 miles with no problems I had in fairness few reasons to doubt their strength and fitness for long distance cruising

We don't use unprotected spade rudders to cut costs Our fully skegged rudders are far more robust and are critical on a circumnavigation class yacht In real world cruising there are crab traps fishing lines logs and rocky seabeds this means that the rudder needs to be protected