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Rudder Raising question

Discussion in 'Day Sailers' started by Marty, Jun 15, 2017. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. Marty


    Joined Aug 15, 2016
    15 posts, 0 likes
    Hunter 170
    US Rochester, Mn
    I'm new to the 170. Am wondering if I have the rudder rigged wrong or something. I find it very difficult to raise by only pulling on the rope.
    The T nuts are loosened and if I raise the rudder by grabbing it in its middle it swings up easily. So the problem Isn't that I have the nuts to tight.
    It would seam like there should be a couple of blocks or pullies mounted inside the rudder head.
    What am I missing here?

  2. mark2


    Joined Dec 10, 2012
    37 posts, 2 likes
    Hunter 170
    US Raleigh
    Not sure you are missing anything. The design of the angles on the 2 pull ropes for lowering/raising the rudder do not give much leverage. It is easier when the boat is in the water, but still takes a good pull to raise or lower the rudder.

  3. Crazy Dave Condon

    Crazy Dave Condon

    Joined Jun 8, 2004
    6,489 posts, 524 likes
    -na -NA
    US Anywhere USA
    @Marty take a photo and post it here of the rudder and mechanism so I can see and make a few suggestions.