'88 26D Rudder Assembley

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scrawley
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'88 26D Rudder Assembley

Post by scrawley » Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:19 am

I need help with the "kickup rudder assembly" on my boat. I've attached a pic showing the 1/4" line setup but I don't think it's correct. I've searched for an illustration showing the correct rigging but can't find anything. Can someone provide a photo for me to mimic?
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Interim
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Re: '88 26D Rudder Assembley

Post by Interim » Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:37 am

Mine doesn't have the shiv and fairlead system that yours has. My line just goes through a hold in the rudder (toward the trailing edge).

You should also have a wire attached to the leading edge that comes up through the rudder post to hold the rudder down. Attach with a bungee so it will give way if you hit.

--john

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Curwen
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Re: '88 26D Rudder Assembley

Post by Curwen » Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:27 pm

That is not the stock setup for the rudder.

I see there is a plate on the back of the rudder assembly to stiffen the assembly. That is on the list of things to do over the winter.

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