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 Post subject: new rudder build
PostPosted: Nov 23rd, '17, 08:58 
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Hi ...

for anyone interested
I have been building a new rudder (dagger board )

I found a dinghy fibreglass centre board on ebay (not sure what class )
it is basically as new and is the right lenght etc

The box is made from laminating some tassie oak mouldings together to create a v at each end
Aluminium channel for the struts and a modified ax handle for the tiller .
I added some thin synthetic carpet material ... for protection and helping it to slide up and down.

came up better than i expected.

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 Post subject: Re: new rudder build
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There were a couple of guys in the Race To Alaska that used a complete axe for their tiller. Cool huh?


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That looks like a great setup

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Looks like a top job.

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 Post subject: Re: new rudder build
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There were a couple of guys in the Race To Alaska that used a complete axe for their tiller. Cool huh?


was the idea to remove it for use as an ax ? when needed
or broke their tiller and used it as a replacement ?

the other rudder I made I used a shovel handle ...

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Are bolts all the way through?
Would it be possible to get two each end on the aluminium as far apart as possible?
Does it flex?

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byrdsworth wrote:

was the idea to remove it for use as an ax ? when needed
or broke their tiller and used it as a replacement ?

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They said they were looking at using an axe handle as a replacement tiller and then thought "why not use the whole axe and we can use it as an axe". It was in one of the Off Centre Harbour video clips.


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 Post subject: Re: new rudder build
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Castle 610 wrote:
Are bolts all the way through?
Would it be possible to get two each end on the aluminium as far apart as possible?
Does it flex?


bolts go right through ... and as you say 2 bolts on each joint
so 8 bolts all up ... it is very strong ... the box doesn't flex at all

I made a similar rudder with a timber blade a few years ago ... it's still going strong

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Good to hear!

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 Post subject: Re: new rudder build
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Sailed in the mono masters race at Lake Cootharaba (north of noosa)

1st time for the new rudder .... it performed really well

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