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RL24 mk3 Rudder Issue
Folks my mk3 dagger rudder slides into a stainless steel tube cradar that only had bungee cord holding the aft side of the rudder into the cradle. Is this normal practice or not.

Just come back from 3 days sailing and when sailing we picked up sea grass on the leading edge and the drag in the water has pulled the rudder back aft at an angle and stretched the binger cords.

Trying to decide to tighten up the cord, replace the cord or remove the cord end weld in a section of tube to make the rudder captive in its cradle

Interested to hear how other MK3 rudders have been set up

Rob Price 30-Dec-2014    Edit    Delete 
Re: RL24 mk3 Rudder Issue
My Mk4 has the same bungy set up.

After 12 years, its worked great and the bungy has saved the foil several times, both forward and reverse.

Keep it.
greg 31-Dec-2014    Edit    Delete 
Re: RL24 mk3 Rudder Issue
Hi Rob, I have my dagger rudder boxed in to keep it nice and firm and captive, however we don't want to run aground so I am very particular about getting it up early.
Darryn 15-Jan-2015    Edit    Delete 
Re: RL24 mk3 Rudder Issue
Thanks Greg & Darrin
I think I will stick with the elastic cords as I can see the benefits.
rob price 21-Feb-2015    Edit    Delete 

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