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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 2:01 pm 
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This must have been covered before but I have not been able to find the thread. A couple times while sailing yesterday I was able to rotate the rudder handle almost to the back of the boat. This caused the mechanism to go over center and locks it up. What can I do to prevent this
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:56 am 
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Maybe the lines are too loose? Seems the other line should limit the turn, but look inside the hull for the lever. I believe they should contact the hull. A slight straightening of the lever may work.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:49 am 
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Thanks Matt I checked the lines and they are tight . I will tweak the lever up a bit so it contacts the reinforcment for the plastic eye


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A mirror is a handy tool when working on stuff inside the hull. Sorry, no other bright ideas.


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For what it's worth, it happened to me the other day and I was able to release it by retracting the rudder (pulling on the up line). It only happened once.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 7:52 pm 
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mmiller wrote:
Maybe the lines are too loose? Seems the other line should limit the turn, but look inside the hull for the lever. I believe they should contact the hull. A slight straightening of the lever may work.


What lever are you referring to Matt?..Pirate


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