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    Default Emergency Rudders Show-and-Tell

    Bob Johnston and I were sitting in Dura Mater's cockpit today, and I mentioned that, for me, the emergency rudder is the single most daunting barrier to preparation for doing the Long Pac. Of course, it is a very good idea to have one aboard anytime one sails offshore, too, as David Herrigel and Max Crittenden have recently learned. Bob suggested that a "sweep" might serve as a reasonable emergency rudder for DM. According to Wikipedia, a "sweep or sweep-oar rowing is a type of rowing when a rower has one oar, usually held with both hands". Here are some possibilities, just to get the ideas flowing:

    http://www.diy-wood-boat.com/Sculling.html

    http://www.solopublications.com/sailario.htm

    http://www.diy-wood-boat.com/Sculling.html

    and for that diva of boats, Ragtime! - here's a real classy option:
    http://www.shawandtenney.com/product...and-large-oars
    Last edited by BobJ; 02-13-2017 at 11:30 AM. Reason: Update title for later posts

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