Auxilary rudder

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by Steveca4, Apr 8, 2020.

  1. Steveca4
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    Steveca4 Junior Member

    All you sailors are going to be disgusted with me but hey I just like making life harder than it needs to be.

    I have a sq stern aluminum freighter canoe (16' long x 39"beam, 16" deep) that I hope to add a drop in sailing kit to. Since it is a sq stern I'll likely have a small outboard on most of the time.

    What I would like to add is rudder on the stern. When sailing I would tilt the motor up and have a drop down rudder off to one side for when in sailing mood. Note: the sailing kit will include, mast, sail and leeboard/s.

    My question to all out there who are not already gone is how will it work having the sailing rudder off to one side?
    Other suggestion welcomed, I can take it.

    Canoe specs: roughly 80 lbs empty, 16' long x 39" at the beam x 16" deepest.

    Steve (63yrs)
     

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  2. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    You will have to set the outboard to the far side too. Otherwise, they will interfere with each other when turning. Since you want complications, why don't you install a Viking style steering oar?
     
  3. Steveca4
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    Steveca4 Junior Member

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    or might I put a 2x4 across the gunwales behind the stern seat, letting to out the right over the water a foot and mount a steering oar out there. Till the motor up when using the oar.
     
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