Yesterday I had the rudder on the Ti fail when3 miles away from base. In strong winds there is a lot of force on the rudder and the lines managed to get pulled past the screws on the rudder resulting in the loss of steering.
I managed to get back single handed by turning on the evolve (paid for itself on this occasion), lying across the back of the boat and steering (sort of) by pulling the rudder lines through the rear hatch.
An hour later and having gone around in circles a few times I managed to bet back to a beach to re tighten the rudder lines.
So question. How should these be run around the screws and should there be knots to stop any slippage? And pictures and advice would be welcome please.
May the odds be ever in your favor..