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Re: Rudder control option
Posted by Sailboy on Feb 22, 2005
"Some folks have had the adjustment pop out during wet-exits, others haven't.Some BIG folks who push too hard between back band and feet have caused fatigue and failure in the rail."
I think I resemble that characterization. And I use them for some very demanding sail rudder application. Yet have found work-arounds the flaws mentioned by LeeG. I have a lashing around the adjusting rods on the Seal-line that keeps the rod in the selected notch - foolproof. I mounted the track on a aluminum plate with SEVERAL bolts - this beefs up the assembly and prevents twisting. The best thing about these controls is the cable adjustment - you can adjust the SS control cables without tools. Well designed. Sailboy
In Response to: Re: Rudder control option by LeeG on Feb 21, 2005
- Re: Rudder control option by LeeG on Feb 22, 2005