|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.