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1974 Parker Rudder 3 years 7 months ago #483

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Hello, reader
Last Summer the rudder of my 1974 Parker just fractured and decided to go with the stream. :unsure:
Now that the sailing season is going to begin here in the North of Finland (in about two months: long, long Winters, frozen waters, and all that which makes sailing an eccentricity up here), I am wanting to have a new rudder built.
Could any of you provide me with some drawings or plans for the rudder (retractile type)? And what do you think of having it machined out of aluminium? Is it allowed by the class rules? Would it be efficient?
Thank you already in advance for all your opinions and assistance.
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1974 Parker Rudder 3 years 7 months ago #486

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Hi,
I am just about thinking of ways to build a kick up rudder. There is two ways. One is the classic type I see on the old Wayfarers, two pieces of plywood around the rudderblade, with plywood in the space to connect the pieces. Then using Seasure's wide fittings to mount to the boat. Rudderhead and tiller in one piece. I like that, it is easy and no play. The other way is like the one Europes use. One piece carbon head and tiller. This one would be fun to build but not as easy.

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1974 Parker Rudder 3 years 7 months ago #487

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Hello, Lars.

And thank you for your prompt answer. My 5O5 still has the tiller head, made of aluminium, only the plywood part broke off. My problem is that I don't have any reference on the design or measurements, as the aforementioned part just happily swayed downstream :woohoo:
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1974 Parker Rudder 3 years 7 months ago #488

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Hi,
if you still have the head and tiller working it is easier. You can make the blade anyway you like, any material and any shape you like :) Wood is easy and you can add fiber on the top. I made an one piece rudder (blade, head and tiller) with just an rectangular shape. I read that it was the "safest" from stalling, and it is certainly the easiest :)

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