Topic: Lightweight rudder
Here’s my plan unless there is a good reason for not doing so
I removed the rudder for transport and was surprised by the weight ,its got to be 130 lbs and as far as my thinking goes there is no reason for it to be so. I put an inquirery to the guys at Jeremy Rogers to see the weight
of their replacement rudders to see what’s new. No reply yet.
I think with a carbon fibre or Kevlar constructed rudder a saving of 60 lbs could be had. Just imagine the advantages of getting the weight out of the transom. I’m currently planning a one year refit and repower and at this point I’m considering all possibilities.
Andrew Grand Bend Manitoulin
Ps I have a vire gas engine that was rebuilt in 2010 available