A few years ago while sailing my PDQ catamaran, we struck something hard and bent the rudder so badly that the top of the trailing edge jammed against the hull. Fortunately, could disconnect the rod linking the two rudders, and get home with just one rudder. While often the rudder and stock are usually removed […]
Being a team of diehard do-it-yourselfers, we decided to try our own hand at devising a workable solution to defeating line chafe. After fiddling with canvas, old fire hose, and even messing around with some Kevlar, we settled on leather—an old riggers standby.