06/09/2004 7:36 PM Pacific Time I am new to C22's this spring. I have just refinished the tiller and onepiece rudder and they look great! I was reading in the manual that the rudder is attached only after the boat is in the water.
... I'm envisioning holding it out over the water to get the tiller through first and then hang the rudder on the pintles .
...That thing is 'brutish' ... how do you folks do it?
Dick King Melbourne, FL
Boat Name: Twilight Zone
Hull No. 15546
Hailing Port: Melbourne, FL
06/09/2004 8:56 PM Pacific Time Use a 3/8 bolt and wing nut to attach the tiller to the rudder head. Ship the rudder, by hanging it over the stern. Stick the aft end of the tiller thru the "notch" in the transom and insert the bolt and attach the wing nut. Keep a spare wing nut and bolt in the coaming compartment.
Find a good ramp that you know the rudder will not drag the ramp.
Harald Thannhauser Calgary, AB Canada
Model/Year: C22 1979
Hull No. 8266
Hailing Port: Glenmore
06/10/2004 9:19 AM Pacific Time Thanks Dick - I change out the locking nut for the wing nut as you suggest.
... by the way, do you store your rudder and tiller on board?