Don Marine Rudder Stock

GP14 Sailing Forums Forum Don Marine Rudder Stock

This topic contains 3 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by  Les 3 months ago.

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  • #16358

    Les
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    Hi,

    I’m aware that there are rigging photos for the cast aluminium Don Marine rudder stock but, I can’t find them.

    Specifically, I’m looking details on rigging an effective down haul.

    Cheers,

    Les.

  • #16359

    dirose
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    There’s a whole thread on rudder up/downhauls in this forum starting 6 June 2017:

    David

  • #16362

    norman
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    Hi Les,

    My distant recollection of what I thought was a Don Marine cast rudder stock is that there were no lines.  The blade was held down by a spring-loaded plastic roller which engaged a cut-out somewhere in the upper part of the blade.  I borrowed one at Campbeltown many years ago.  Unfortunately, on a high speed plane it tripped and bent the stock so I have no experience of the uphaul arrangement!

    Norman

  • #16363

    Les
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    Thanks Norman. I think the way forward is to ditch the spring loaded nylon locator.  I intend to add to it’s “axle” a “bobbin” of some kind to overcome the friction inherent in the routing of a down haul.

    The one thing these stocks have going for them is their stiffness. Seems good.

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