RUD55 rudder blade info

RUD55 rudder blade dimensions:

RUD55 rudder blade examples:
The above example shows a typical RUD55 installation in a wheel steered composite boat with a separate bottom and top bearing. The 6T115 bearing has a GRP tube which makes installation very simple, strong and durable and is sealed on top with a gaiter. The top bearing is a so called "multi purpose" bearing 4S080Z which incorporates a self-aligning roller bearing, with a vertical ball bearing (to keep the rudder up) and a deck cover - removable with a winch handle. The rudder stock is in aluminium 6082 (stainless steel is possible at a surcharge). By defining the distance H1 =  "top of deck to bottom of hull", and H2 = "height of quadrant/tiller arm" the system can easily be defined. Please click on the PDF symbol to open de PDF version of this drawing.