Hi y'all...I haven't been here with work etc., and get this...you ain't gonna believe this one!!! One of my friends went on the hunt for my rudder and low and behold...he actually found it...in a scrap yard 1/2 mile from the boat! I had to pay $150 to get it back, but at this point- that's a bargain!!! He's up in Texas with the boat now...My question is...how does the rudder go in? From the bottom, or down from the top? I want it in the boat.....I'm hoping to have all the "aduana" (import taxes) issues finished this week so I can bring her down and start sailing her...Man, I am sooooo ready!!!
Thanks...Happy sailing to EVERYBODY!!!
Don't sweat it. Every boat is a mystery at first. For me it was figuring out how the mast raising system worked. And once I understood it, It seemed so obvious. The rudder on these things is truly unique and if you see them in place it makes sense but just a hole in the cockpit sole seems like a mystery. You will have fun figuring it all out.
That's cool...thanks for the comforting input...yes, it will be fun and I am looking forward to all the learning...I have been reading for over 5 years everything I can about sailboats and peoples experiences sailing etc. I need to just do it now.
Thanks a lot...